Scallops with fondue of leeks


Scallops with fondue of leeks
In this very creamy dish, the leeks are first cooked separately. The scallops are pan-fried, then the leeks are reheated with cream in this pan to absorb all the flavours.
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Last modified on: October 29th 2014

For 4 people, you will need:

Change those ingredients for: 2 people 4 people 8 people 12 people

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Keeping: Several days in the fridge, covered by a plastic film.
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Stage 1 - 5 min.
Scallops with fondue of leeks : Photo of step #1
Rinse 24 scallops briefly. If they are fresh, there should be no need, and they will have all the more flavour once cooked.

Dry on a cloth or papier absorbant.

Stage 2 - 15 min.
Scallops with fondue of leeks : Photo of step #2
Prepare 4 leeks, and slice fairly thinly.

Stage 3 - 2 min.
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Prepare 1 shallot and chop.

Heat 4 tablespoons olive oil in a pan on medium heat, and when hot add the chopped shallot, salt and pepper.

Cook 1 or 2 minutes.

Stage 4 - 5 min.
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Add the chopped leeks, stir well, and cook uncovered until leeks are barely tender and still slightly crunchy.

Stage 5 - 10 min.
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Add 100 ml cream, stir well, salt and pepper. Turn down heat and leave to cook gently until cream thickens. Remove from heat.

Heat serving plates.

Stage 6 - 3 min.
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In a frying pan or other wide pan, preferably non-stick, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil and ing 6 over high heat.

When sizzling, add scallops one at a time, placing them carefully so that they do not touch each other, and without moving them around as they stick instantly to the pan. This is normal and gives the wonderful flavour to the finished dish.

Stage 7 - 6 min.
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Salt lightly, pepper generously, and cook scallops 2 or 3 minutes on each side, so that they are nicely golden brown.

This is the secret for cooking scallops, they should be browned but not overcooked to retain their flavour.

Stage 8 - 2 min.
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Then arrange them immediately on the hot serving plates, and cover with aluminium foil.

Stage 9 - 2 min.
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Put the scallop pan back on high heat, and pour in 150 ml cream. Scrape the bottom of the pan thoroughly with a spatula so that the cream can absorb all the flavour left from cooking the scallops.

Once this is done, and the cream begins to boil, tip in the leeks and leave to cook another one or two minutes so that the cream thickens and creates the famous "fondue of leeks".

Stage 10 - 5 min.
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Uncover the scallops, if any juice has run out, pour this off into the pan with the leeks, and stir it in.

Pour some leek fondue beside the scallops and serve without delay.

Remarks

The leeks can be prepared the day before.

To deglaze the pan, you can pour in half a glass of dry white wine before adding the cream.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,416 Kcal or 10,115 Kj133 gr80 gr173 gr
121 %51 %8 %26 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
122 Kcal or 511 Kj7 gr4 gr9 gr
6 %3 %<1 %1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
604 Kcal or 2,529 Kj33 gr20 gr43 gr
30 %13 %2 %7 %
% 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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And to drink?: A dry white wine, like a Pouilly-fumé or maybe a Reuilly.

Source

Home made.

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