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    Vol-Au-Vent of Louisiana seafood

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    1 hr

    30 mins

    30 mins

    1Steve's Note:

    This is a delectable combination of fresh local shellfish in a rich, creamy sauce reminiscent of the old-fashioned Newburg sauce, but a touch spicier. The vol-au-vent--a large version of what Orleanians call a "patty shell" should be bought fresh from a French baker. (I guess you could make it yourself, but the work is ridiculous.)

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    1. 1
      Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
    2. 2
      Saute the green onions and shallots until they're limp.
    3. 3
      Add the wine and bring it to a boil.
    4. 4
      Reduce until most of the liquid is gone.
    5. 5
      Add the cream, saffron, salt, pepper, cayenne and ginger, and bring to a light boil.
    6. 6
      (Also add tarragon at this point if using dried.) Add scallops and shrimp.
    7. 7
      Cook for four minutes, then add oysters and fresh tarragon.
    8. 8
      Cook until edges of oysters are curly.
    9. 9
      Throughout the process, agitate pan to slosh the sauce over the seafoods.
    10. 10
      Spoon the seafoods into a puff pastry shell, until seafoods and sauce run over the top and onto the plate.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 07, 2002


      We thought this was incredible. Light tasting, but rich at the same time.Thanks!

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    • on December 10, 2009

      This was EXCELLENT! I added green peppers, lobster and mushrooms though. Best meal I've ever made

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    • on January 08, 2011


      Really tasty exotic and delicate meal. 5 Star!
      I did it lighter substituting the cream with a mix of milk and light fresh cheese!
      Will do it again! Thanks for posting!

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    Nutritional Facts for Vol-Au-Vent of Louisiana seafood

    Serving Size: 1 (503 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 853.5
    Calories from Fat 517
    Total Fat 57.5 g
    Saturated Fat 24.6 g
    Cholesterol 322.3 mg
    Sodium 1281.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 37.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.9 g
    Sugars 0.7 g
    Protein 43.6 g

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