How To Make Coquilles St. Jacque


1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
5 tablespoons melted butter
6 ounces shredded Gruyere cheese
1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup dry white wine
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1 pound sea scallops, quartered
1/2 pound button mushrooms, sliced
1/2 cup chopped onion


In small mixing bowl, toss the bread crumbs with 1 tablespoon of melted butter; mix thoroughly and set aside.

In another small bowl, combine the cheese, mayonnaise, wine and parsley; mix thoroughly and set aside.

In a skillet over medium heat, saute scallops in 2 tablespoons of melted butter until opaque. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels. Preheat broiler for medium/high heat.

Reheat the skillet over medium heat and cook the mushrooms and onion in 2 tablespoons of melted butter until tender. Add cheese mixture and return the scallops to the skillet. Cook until heated through and the cheese is melted. Spoon the mixture into individual ramekins or pour the whole mixture into a 11×7 inch baking dish. Sprinkle the top with bread crumb mixture.

Broil in a preheated broiler 6 inches from heat for 2 to 4 minutes or until browned.