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!
- 1⁄4 cup melted butter
- 1⁄4 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper
- 2 cups whole milk
- 1⁄2 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1 minced shallot
- 1⁄2 cup brandy or 1⁄2 cup sherry wine or 1⁄2 cup white wine
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons chopped parsley (fine)
- 1 lb bay scallop
- 1 lb shrimp
- 1⁄2 package grated swiss cheese
- 1⁄2 cup breadcrumbs
- On stovetop melt 1/4 cup butter.
- Add flour, mustard, salt and pepper.
- Stir to bring together, slowly add milk.
- Cook slow approximately 10 minutes to thickened.
- Add parmesean cheese.
- Continue cooking till smooth and flour has absorbed all the milk. It will be like velvet.
- In another pan, saute shallots in butter and sherry, wine or brandy.
- Add seafood, parsley and barely cook 2-3 minutes.
- Remove from heat, add to sauce.
- Fill shells with mixture, top with cheese and breadcrumb and sprinkle paprika for color.
- Bake in 400 degree oven just until cheese melts and crumbs brown.
- Serve at once.
I'm not rating this recipe, because it may be tasty; however, if you go to the dictionary website: "www.thefreedictionary.com/coquille" 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 AlanLeonetti@q.com
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.
Excellent did everything exactly like recipe except I put mashed potatoes around the side of my shell dish.