Digby Scallops and Clams Sauteed in Canadian Whiskey

"A true canadian recipe :D you can leave out the clams if you wish or add shrimp to your tastes"
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  • Tomato Salsa:

  • In a bowl, mix all the ingredients together, set aside.
  • Scallops and Clams:

  • In a large pot with half of the butter and olive oil, cook garlic until golden.
  • Add the leeks and mushrooms, sauté for 2-5 minutes, season with black pepper.
  • Pour in whiskey, flambé. Add white wine and clam juices or fish stock. Reduce to half.
  • Heat a heavy bottom skillet. Add the remaining butter and olive oil.
  • Season the scallops with salt. Sear the scallops, set aside.
  • Place the clams in the pot. When the liquid has returned to a boil, remove from heat.
  • Stir in créme fraiche.
  • Assembly.
  • To plate, serve 3 scallops, 4 clams per person. Garnish with tomato salsa. Warm crusty bread is a delicious accompaniment for soaking up the juices!

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  1. Oh! I really liked this, very delicious and goes together so quickly. I did sub calamari rings and shrimp for the the clams and it turned out just great. Thank you
  2. This was SO sublime that I can hadly write my review! WOW WOW WOW!!!!! Just an amazing and SUCH an elegant recipe Marra - and well worth the expense for the special ingredients! I had to use tinned clams but my scallops were BIG and fresh - bought locally still in their shells! I have a recipe myself that uses whiskey with seafood and this was that same delectable and DIVINE taste! My parents who are here on holiday, and are demi-vegetarians, just LOVED this dish! Served with real French baguette and the recipe SAVED for the future! I made this for ZWT4 - but this will be on the menu next week again - when we have friends over for dinner.....will take a photo then! Merci ma leeetle sweet pea! FT:-)


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