Prawns and Scallops on the Half Shell
Vicki Butts (lazyme)
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6scallop shells, for serving
3/4 lbmedium prawns
3/4 lbbay scallops
1/3 cdry white wine or dry sherry
1 tspunsalted butter
1/2 cthinly sliced small mushrooms
2 Tbspwhole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cnonfat or low-fat milk
1/3 cgrated parmesan cheese
1/3 cwhile-wheat bread crumbs, finely ground
How to Make Prawns and Scallops on the Half Shell
- Wash scallop shells and place on a cookie sheet. Preheat broiler.
- Peel and devein prawns, then coarsely chop. Quarter bay scallops. In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, combine shellfish and wine and heat until bubbling. Cook until scallops are opaque (about 1 minute), stirring constantly. Drain and reserve cooking wine. Set scallops and prawns aside.
- In the same pan, heat butter over medium heat and sauteed mushrooms until they begin to exude moisture. If mixture gets too dry and begins to stick, add a small amount of reserved cooking wine. Stir in flour and cook for 2 minutes.
- Add milk in a thin stream, stirring constantly with a whisk. Sauce should thicken immediately. If it doesn't, continue to cook over medium heat, stirring, until it is the consistency of heavy cream. Add Parmesan, scallops, and prawns, and remove from heat.
- Spoon an equal amount of seafood mixture into each scallop shell. Top with bread crumbs and broil until lightly browned and bubbling (3 to 5 minutes). Serve hot (see Note).
For easier service, fold a linen napkin under scallop shells to keep them from tipping on the plate.