Scallops in Pernod and Cream

"This is a delicious dish. My father made it for me and gave me the recipe several years ago. I'm afraid I'm not sure where he got the recipe, but I believe it was from a chef at an inn in Maine. Like most absolutely fabulous dishes, this is not low fat but definitely worth the indulgence! This is really nice with a long grain rice and wild rice mixture or with nice crusty bread to sop up the sauce. Can be served as an appetizer or a main course."
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  • Season scallops with salt and pepper. Flour them heavily, patting away the excess.
  • Saute scallops in clarified butter until golden brown.
  • Add pernod carefully and flambe. Once flame has gone out add cream.
  • Reduce heat and cook until cream thickens and bubbles glisten.
  • Stir in chives and serve immediately.
  • Note: You may have to remove smaller/thinner scallops to a warm plate while cream sauce thickens, then return them to the pan once sauce has reached desired consistency.

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  1. A keeper. Add 1/4 tsp chilli and serve on Linguini.............
  2. We loved this! I added some Shrimp also to it and it was a great entree to serve for xmas day...
  3. Yep - this recipe delivers.<br/><br/>I'm a dunce in the kitchen and normally I'm only allowed to drive the BBQ - but this recipe was dead easy, and OH MY GOD tasty. I'm not sure what whipping cream is so I just used full cream, but everything else to the letter. YUMMO
  4. This was amazing. Even my picky 14 yearold ate the whole thing. The only problem is I have to make more. There were absolutly no leftovers.
  5. Sublime! Totally wonderful, we inhaled these tonight! Served with rocket leaves and mixed lettuce leaves, cherry tomatoes and creamy dressing, a wonderful meal. I made the sauce with Ricard as we prefer it to Pernod. I served these in scallop shells for a very pretty plate. Made for PAC Spring 2009 and Cooking with Spirits. Merci encore Jenn! FT:-) Edited to add, made these for mum and dad in England, they loved them! A note, I always use the corals with my scallops, the orange shapes are the scallop's corals in the photos! 30th April 2009.


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