Scallops with sorrel and Noilly Prat


Scallops with sorrel and Noilly Prat
Sorrel is often used with salmon, and very successfully, but it goes very well with scallops in this recipe, given a boost with Noilly Prat vermouth.
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Last modified on: November 24th 2021

Keywords for this recipe:ScallopsSorrelCreamVermouthNoilly pratBocuse
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27 min.16 min.43 min.
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Stage 1 - 5 min.
Scallops with sorrel and Noilly Prat : Photo of step #1
Prepare 1 shallot and chop finely.

Set aside.

Stage 2 - 10 min.
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Stage 3 - 3 min.
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Rinse and dry 24 scallops then salt on both sides.

Stage 4 - 3 min.
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Put a frying pan on very high heat and add 2 tablespoons olive oil.

When really hot, add the scallops.

Stage 5 - 5 min.
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Fry until nicely browned on both sides as rapidly as possible (hence the very high heat).

Transfer to a plate and cover with aluminium foil to keep hot.

Stage 6 - 1 min.
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Turn down the heat. Using the same pan, add 30 g butter and when it froths, add the chopped shallot, salt and pepper.

Cook for 1 minute without colouring.

Stage 7 - 1 min.
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Add 100 ml fish fumet and 100 ml Noilly Prat...

Stage 8 - 5 min.
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...and reduce by about half while scraping to deglaze the bottom of the pan thoroughly.

Stage 9 - 7 min.
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Add 250 ml liquid cream, salt and pepper again and leave to thicken gently.

Stage 10 - 1 min.
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Then toss in the sorrel...

Stage 11 - 2 min.
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...and stir gently until it wilts and mixes into the cream sauce.

Check the seasoning.

Stage 12
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Arrange the scallops on a bed of sesame rice (6 per person) and top generously with the sorrel and cream sauce.

Serve immediately.
Remarks
If you don't have Noilly Prat, use another vermouth or fortified wine.

The quantities given are for a main course, so halve these for a starter.

You can use vegetable stock instead of the fish fumet.

And to drink?

A fruity white wine, such as a Savennières.
Keeping
Should be eaten right away.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,763 Kcal or 7,381 Kj116 gr24 gr130 gr
88 %45 %2 %20 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
130 Kcal or 544 Kj9 gr2 gr10 gr
7 %3 %<1 %1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
441 Kcal or 1,846 Kj29 gr6 gr33 gr
22 %11 %1 %5 %
% 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).
How much will it cost?
  • For 4 people : 24.16 €
  • Per person : 6.04 €

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Source
Home made, based on a recipe by Paul Bocuse.
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