Coquilles Saint-Jacques Recipe

Coquilles Saint-Jacques is a classic French dish that features scallops cooked in a creamy sauce and topped with breadcrumbs. It is a delicious and elegant dish that is perfect for special occasions or a fancy dinner at home.

To make Coquilles Saint-Jacques, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 1 pound of fresh scallops
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup of dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup of heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup of breadcrumbs
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Here is how to prepare Coquilles Saint-Jacques:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Rinse the scallops under cold water and pat them dry with a paper towel.
  3. In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the shallot and garlic and cook until softened.
  4. Add the scallops to the skillet and cook for about 2 minutes on each side, until they are lightly browned.
  5. Remove the scallops from the skillet and set them aside.
  6. Add the white wine to the skillet and cook for a few minutes, until it has reduced by half.
  7. Add the heavy cream and Parmesan cheese to the skillet and stir until the sauce is smooth and creamy.
  8. Season the sauce with salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Place the scallops in a baking dish and pour the sauce over them.
  10. In a small bowl, combine the breadcrumbs with a tablespoon of melted butter.
  11. Sprinkle the breadcrumb mixture over the scallops.
  12. Bake the Coquilles Saint-Jacques in the preheated oven for about 10 minutes, until the breadcrumbs are golden brown and the sauce is bubbly.
  13. Serve the Coquilles Saint-Jacques hot, garnished with fresh parsley.

Coquilles Saint-Jacques is best enjoyed with a glass of chilled white wine and a side of crusty bread. Bon appétit!