Seafood Coquille St. Jacques

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 12 mins

Pronounced (co-key-saint-jock) is a delicious appetizer or main course. It's easy to make and is simply a white sauce infused with seafood. You can add lobster or crab; serve in individual baking dishes or on a real scallop shell (sold in gourmet shops). It's fun and so good!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. On stovetop melt 1/4 cup butter.
  2. Add flour, mustard, salt and pepper.
  3. Stir to bring together, slowly add milk.
  4. Cook slow approximately 10 minutes to thickened.
  5. Add parmesean cheese.
  6. Continue cooking till smooth and flour has absorbed all the milk. It will be like velvet.
  7. In another pan, saute shallots in butter and sherry, wine or brandy.
  8. Add seafood, parsley and barely cook 2-3 minutes.
  9. Remove from heat, add to sauce.
  10. Fill shells with mixture, top with cheese and breadcrumb and sprinkle paprika for color.
  11. Bake in 400 degree oven just until cheese melts and crumbs brown.
  12. Serve at once.
Most Helpful

I'm not rating this recipe, because it may be tasty; however, if you go to the dictionary website: "" and then go half way down the page and click on the sound speaker, you'll find that it is pronounced "koe-keel". Also, this dish does not have shrimp in it, only scallops. Alan Leonetti

Alan Leonetti April 18, 2009

This was wonderful and easy. My sauce was a little thin but we served it as a main course with wheat noodles, which had a nutty taste. We will definitely use this recipe again.

clf #2 January 11, 2009

Excellent did everything exactly like recipe except I put mashed potatoes around the side of my shell dish.

chantal.cooke September 10, 2008