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    Bay Scallop Gratin ( Ina Garten, Back to Basics )

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    29 mins

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    14 mins

    ChefDLH's Note:

    This is a scallop recipe from Ina Garten's new book in 2008" Back to Basics." It makes a great dish for entertaining so most of the work is done ahead. Easy dinner party item if you are serving 6 people no thought needed for the main course. Pair with a salad and crusty bread. Another winner by her and now you, when you make it. It can also be made using shrimp. Enjoy! ChefDLH

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    1. 1
      Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Place 6 (6-inch round) gratin dishes on a sheet pan.
    2. 2
      To make the topping, place the butter in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (you can also use a hand mixer). With the mixer on low speed, add the garlic, shallot, prosciutto, parsley, lemon juice, Pernod, salt, and pepper and mix until combined. With the mixer still on low, add the olive oil slowly as though making mayonnaise, until combined. Fold the panko in with a rubber spatula and set aside.
    3. 3
      Preheat the broiler, if it's separate from your oven.
    4. 4
      Place 1 tablespoon of the wine in the bottom of each gratin dish. With a small sharp knife, remove the white muscle and membrane from the side of each scallop and discard. Pat the scallops dry with paper towels and distribute them among the 6 dishes. Spoon the garlic butter evenly over the top of the scallops. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until the topping is golden and sizzling and the scallops are barely done. If you want the top crustier, place the dishes under the broiler for 2 minutes, until browned. Finish with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and a sprinkling of chopped parsley and serve immediately with crusty French bread.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 28, 2009


      This is SOOOO good, the best scallop dish ever! Was just getting ready to post this and here it is. I have been making this for some time now and here is what I do: Can use bacon instead of the prosciutto ( I find prosciutto too salty) Sautee the garlic and shallots in a little olive oil first, about 2 minutes. I don't use Pernod, just white wine or sherry. Add about 1/2 tsp. of lemon zest to the panko mixture. Use one baking dish instead of the individual dishes. (needs less butter that way) Be sure to set it under the broiler. This is also great with tilipia too. Thanks for posting, ChefDLH.

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    • on December 31, 2013


      This is an amazing recipe. I'd never cooked scallops and was a little nervous. I didn't even know what Pernod was. However, this turned out fabulous!! I will make it time and again!!!

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    • on January 02, 2010


      This crust/topping was delicious. I can't comment on how it went with scallops as someone I was cooking for does not eat them. I just put the crust mixture on top of tilapia instead, baked it, and it was absolutely lovely- everyone enjoyed it and asked when we can make it again. I used about a tablespoon of olive oil to cook the shallots and garlic in before adding it to my mixer, and then skipped adding the rest of the oil. It was fine with just the butter. Went fabulously with lemon risotto and steamed green beans.

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    Nutritional Facts for Bay Scallop Gratin ( Ina Garten, Back to Basics )

    Serving Size: 1 (222 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 383.8
    Calories from Fat 236
    Total Fat 26.3 g
    Saturated Fat 9.4 g
    Cholesterol 66.9 mg
    Sodium 1246.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 14.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.6 g
    Sugars 0.8 g
    Protein 20.0 g

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    prosciutto di Parma


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