Coquilles St.-Jacques Recipe

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  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Toast bread crumbs on a baking sheet in middle of oven until pale golden, 6 to 8 minutes, then toss with cheese.
  3. Simmer wine, water, onion, bay leaf, salt, and pepper in a 2 1/2- to 3-quart heavy saucepan, uncovered, 5 minutes, then add scallops and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until just cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Transfer scallops to a platter with a slotted spoon to cool, returning any onions to pan, then boil cooking liquid until reduced to about 1 cup, 8 to 10 minutes.
  5. Pour cooking liquid through a sieve into a bowl.
  6. Cook mushrooms in 2 tablespoons butter in a 10- to 12-inch heavy skillet over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until most of liquid mushrooms give off is evaporated, about 5 minutes.
  7. Season with salt and pepper.
  8. Whisk together cream and yolk in a heatproof bowl.
  9. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in cleaned 2 1/2- to 3-quart saucepan over moderately low heat, then add flour and cook roux, whisking, 2 minutes.
  10. Remove pan from heat and add reduced cooking liquid in a stream, whisking constantly.
  11. Return pan to heat and simmer, whisking, 1 minute.
  12. Pour sauce in a slow stream into cream mixture, whisking constantly, then pour sauce back into pan and simmer, whisking, 1 minute.
  13. Remove from heat and season with salt and pepper.
  14. Preheat broiler.
  15. Stir scallops and mushrooms into sauce, then divide among scallop shells or ramekins and sprinkle with bread crumb mixture.
  16. If using shells, spread kosher salt evenly in a large shallow baking pan, then nestle shells in salt.
  17. Dot scallops with remaining 2 tablespoons butter, then broil about 4 inches from heat until golden, about 2 minutes.
  18. Sprinkle with parsley.
  19. Cooks' note: Scallop mixture can be made (but not spooned into shells or ramekins) 1 day ahead and chilled, covered.
  20. Reheat in a saucepan over moderate heat before proceeding.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 298.32 Kcal (1249 kJ)
Calories from fat 152.67 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16.96g 26%
Cholesterol 106.31mg 35%
Sodium 34654.77mg 1444%
Potassium 431.23mg 9%
Total Carbs 10.18g 3%
Sugars 1.69g 7%
Dietary Fiber 0.69g 3%
Protein 18.9g 38%
Vitamin C 2.5mg 4%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 5%
Iron 1.5mg 8%
Calcium 39.9mg 4%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 89.32 Kcal (374 kJ)
Calories from fat 45.71 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.08g 26%
Cholesterol 31.83mg 35%
Sodium 10376.01mg 1444%
Potassium 129.12mg 9%
Total Carbs 3.05g 3%
Sugars 0.5g 7%
Dietary Fiber 0.21g 3%
Protein 5.66g 38%
Vitamin C 0.8mg 4%
Iron 0.4mg 8%
Calcium 11.9mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 7.2
  • 7

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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