Coquilles St Jacques a la Provencale

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2/3 c Dry white wine
1/2 Bay leaf
1/8 ts Thyme
1 1/2 tb Shallots or green onions;
1 Garlic; minced
1 1/2 lb Scallops; washed
1 tb Butter
6 Scallop shells or broiler
1/3 c Yellow onion; minced
1/4 c Swiss cheese; grated
1 c Flour; sifted in a dish
2 tb Butter; cut in 6 pieces

Original recipe makes 6 Servings



Cook onions in a small saucepan for 5 minutes or until tender and translucent but not browned. Stir in shallots or onions, and garlic. Cook slowly 1 minute more. Set aside. Dry scallops and cut into slices 1/4 inch thick. Just before cooking, sprinkle with salt and pepper, roll in flour, and shake off excess flour. saute scallops quickly in 2 tbs butter and 1 tbs olive or vegetable oil for 2 minutes. Pour wine into skillet with scallops. Add herbs and cooked onion mixture. Cover skillet and simmer 5 minutes. Uncover and if necessary, boil down sauce rapidly for a minute until lightly thickened. Discard bay leaf. Spoon scallops and sauce into shells. Sprinkle with cheese and dot with butter. Just before serving, run under a moderately hot broiler for 3 to 4 minutes to heat through and to brown cheese slightly. Recipe By : Julia Child Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #259 Date: Fri, 25 Oct 1996 19:38:40 -0400 From: Ken Raymond

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