Scallops with crunchy vegetables and wine sabayon


Scallops with crunchy vegetables and wine sabayon
This is a bed of vegetables cut small, lightly cooked to stay crunchy. The scallops are cut in half and fried, filled with a morsel of foie gras, and served coated with a savoury reduced white wine sabayon. It entails some work, but the result is impresive.
263,1874.6/5 for 16 ratings
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Last modified on: June 11th 2011

For 6 people, you will need:

Change those ingredients for: 2 people 3 people 6 people 12 people 18 people

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PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
2 hours 24 min.3 min.29 min.2 hours 56 min.
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Stage 1 - 1 hour
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Peel 2 carrots, 2 turnips, cut into small sticks, then in small pieces.

Prepare 1 courgette, cut in small pieces.

If you add 1 artichoke, cut heart into thin slices, then into sticks then in small pieces. Keep in water with some lemon juice (or better vitamin C) to prevent from darkening.

You will note that this stage is the longest part of the recipe.

Stage 2 - 10 min.
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Bring a large big pan of water to the boil, salt and add a stock cube.

Stage 3 - 3 min.
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Tip the small pieces of carrot, turnip and artichoke into the boiling water.

Stage 4 - 1 min.
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Wait 30 seconds, then add courgette pieces.

As soon as it comes back to the boil, wait one minute and remove from heat.

Stage 5 - 3 min.
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Drain immediately and put into cold water for a few minutes.

Stage 6 - 3 min.
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Drain again, and the vegetables are done. They can be kept in a sealed container in the fridge.

Note: This can be done the day before.

Stage 7 - 20 min.
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Prepare the reduced white wine by pouring 100 ml dry white wine (Savagnin grape variety preferably) in a pan over a low heat with a pinch of salt until it reduces by ¼, then leave to cool.

Note: This can be done the day before.

Stage 8 - 5 min.
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Prepare 18 scallops.

Stage 9 - 5 min.
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Don't forget to cut out the small hard muscle at the edge of each scallop.

Stage 10 - 5 min.
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Cut the thickness of the scallop in two.

Stage 11 - 5 min.
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Then leave on absorbant paper.

Note: The scallops can be prepared the day before, in which case protect them with plastic film, and cut them in two only on the day.

Stage 12 - 5 min.
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Cut 30 g Foie gras in thin slices of about 3 mm - ¼ inch (one piece per scallop), and keep in the fridge, protected by plastic film..

Note: This can be done the day before.

Stage 13 - 5 min.
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On the day:

Reheat the vegetables with a little butter in a pan.

During this time warm serving plates (very important).

Stage 14 - 18 min.
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Make the sabayon with reduced wine and 2 egg yolks, check seasoning, keep warm.

Stage 15 - 8 min.
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Cook the half scallops in a frying pan with some olive oil (possibly use tongs), then salt and pepper each side.

Stage 16 - 5 min.
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Put a layer of hot vegetables in each hot plate.

Stage 17 - 5 min.
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Place 3 half scallops on the vegetables.

Stage 18 - 5 min.
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Put a morsel of foie gras on each, then another half scallop on top.

Stage 19 - 5 min.
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Coat with sabayon, and serve immediately.

Remarks

If you're scared of attempting the sabayon, you can replace it with a cream and wine sauce: reduce the 10 cl wine to 5 cl, then add 20 cl cream and leave to thicken over a low heat. At the last minute add a knob of butter while whisking.

If you can't find, or don't like (too bad!) white wine from the Jura region, you can use another dry white wine.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,305 Kcal or 5,464 Kj101 gr65 gr71 gr
65 %39 %6 %11 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
73 Kcal or 306 Kj6 gr4 gr4 gr
4 %2 %<1 %1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
218 Kcal or 913 Kj17 gr11 gr12 gr
11 %6 %1 %2 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Home made.

More recipes?

This recipe uses (among others)
Dry white wineDry white wine: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Red mullet fillets with a reduced white-wine sauce, Salmon with sorrel, Penne with purple artichokes, Spaghetti with mushrooms, Purple artichokes braised in white wine, ... All
Foie grasFoie gras: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Beef Wellington, Duck Parmentier, Tournedos Rossini, Paté en croute (terrine in a pie crust), Foie gras fingers, ... All
ScallopsScallops: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Scallops with cabbage julienne, Scallop and leek pancakes, Scallops with fondue of leeks, Warm scallop and cabbage salad, Scallops au gratin, ... All
Egg yolkEgg yolk: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Fruit crémeux, Butter cream, Chicken breasts in a potato crust, Salmon and spinach quiche, Household cake (Gâteau de ménage), ... All

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