Scallops with cheese? In this case, yes. My mother makes this as a holiday staple and I can still remember the first time I ate it as a kid. She ran out of the kitchen with the large scallop shells, sizzling, filled with this recipe. These are delicious, and the portion so small that it leaves you wanting more. Be warned: People may leave the table, shells in hand, and go somewhere and lick the crust of bread crumbs and leftover sauce from the shells in private. I also recommend some bread for sopping up the juices.
Recipe courtesy of Alex Guarnaschelli
Save Recipe Print
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
None

Ingredients

Directions

Preheat the broiler.

Make the breadcrumb topping: In a bowl, combine the butter and bread crumbs. Use a rubber spatula to mix them until they form a paste. Stir in the Gruyere and Parmesan cheeses. Mix in the thyme, salt, and pepper.

Cook the scallops: Heat a large skillet over high heat and add the canola oil. Season the scallops with salt and pepper. When the oil begins to smoke lightly, add them to the pan. Cook for 30 to 45 seconds until the edges brown and then quickly remove them to a plate using tongs.

Cook the mushrooms: Add the shallots and garlic to the pan and season with salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat until translucent, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the mushrooms and cook until they soften and brown lightly, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the vermouth and simmer until virtually all the liquid has evaporated, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the heavy cream, stirring gently, and simmer until the mixture thickens, 5 to 7 minutes. Do not boil vigorously or the mixture risks separating. Taste for seasoning. Stir the scallops, lemon juice, and scallions. Remove the pan from the heat.

Broil the scallop: Transfer the sauce and scallops to a shallow ovenproof dish (or into clean scallop shells, if desired). Sprinkle the bread crumbs over the top and broil until browned, 1 to 2 minutes. The time may be slightly longer or shorter depending on how quickly the top browns. Watch carefully! Serve immediately.

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Get the recipe

Sushi Brain 00:53

This sushi brain is the most delicious way to creep out your friends.

Similar Topics:

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Risotto with Wild Mushrooms and Scallops

Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence

Balsamic Soaked Bacon Wrapped Scallops

Recipe courtesy of Rachael Ray

Root Vegetable Au Gratin

Recipe courtesy of Sandra Lee

Bay Scallop Gratin

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Saffron Scallop Gratin

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Potato Gratin

Recipe courtesy of Janos Wilder

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          Food Network Apps

          In the Kitchen

          Get over 70,000 FN recipes on all your mobile devices.

          Facebook Messenger

          Ask our bot for recipes, meal ideas and daily food trivia.