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Scallops in Cream      HT  HD    20mins plus marinating

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6-8 Scallops

2 tbsp Olive Oil

Seasoned Plain flour

50g/2oz Butter

50g/2oz  Button Mushrooms, sliced

1  Shallot, finely chopped

3 tbsp Dry White wine

125ml/5 fl oz Single cream

Salt and Cayenne Pepper

2 tbsp Parmesan Cheese




1. Cut up the scallops and marinate in the oil and 1 teaspoon on the lemon juice for half an hour. Drain well and toss in flour.


2. Fry gently in the butter for a few minutes then divide equally between four shells or shallow heat proof dishes. Keep warm.


3. Preheat the grill.  

4. Fry the mushrooms and shallots in the butter until softened then add the wine and reduce well. Stir in the cream and heat gently. Season with salt and cayenne and add a few drops of lemon juice.


5. Pour over the scallops, sprinkle with the cheese and brown under the grill.


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