Vol-Au-Vent of Louisiana seafood

Vol-Au-Vent of Louisiana seafood created by Artandkitchen

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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  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Saute the green onions and shallots until they're limp.
  • Add the wine and bring it to a boil.
  • Reduce until most of the liquid is gone.
  • Add the cream, saffron, salt, pepper, cayenne and ginger, and bring to a light boil.
  • (Also add tarragon at this point if using dried.) Add scallops and shrimp.
  • Cook for four minutes, then add oysters and fresh tarragon.
  • Cook until edges of oysters are curly.
  • Throughout the process, agitate pan to slosh the sauce over the seafoods.
  • Spoon the seafoods into a puff pastry shell, until seafoods and sauce run over the top and onto the plate.
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"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. Artandkitchen
    Vol-Au-Vent of Louisiana seafood Created by Artandkitchen
  2. Artandkitchen
    Really tasty exotic and delicate meal. 5 Star!<br/>I did it lighter substituting the cream with a mix of milk and light fresh cheese!<br/>Will do it again! Thanks for posting!
  3. Artandkitchen
    Really tasty exotic and delicate meal. 5 Star!<br/>I did it lighter substituting the cream with a mix of milk and light fresh cheese!<br/>Will do it again! Thanks for posting!
  4. melanie.a.melanson
    This was EXCELLENT! I added green peppers, lobster and mushrooms though. Best meal I've ever made
  5. Paulappp
    We thought this was incredible. Light tasting, but rich at the same time.Thanks!
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