Friday, 9 January 2009

Scallops in cream sauce with baby leeks

I love scallops, but I only make them for special occasions, so this is what I made for my Christmas eve dinner party for starters.
Now when I am looking to the picture I am drooling thinking about how yummy it tasted.
All my guest really enjoyed them and there was a lot of praise from them too. Which is always nice.

Ingridient.
20 pieces of scallops.
10 baby leeks
10 small onions
400 ml liquid cream
180 gm butter
300 ml dry white wine
2 pinches of sugar
1/2 lime
50 gm of salmon eggs
5 soup spoon of chives
Salt and peper to taste.

Clean the leeks, don't take the fully green bits. Cut them to long thin strips.
In a pan mix the leeks with 40 gm butter and sugar.
Addd salt and peper.
Cover and let it simmer for 15 minutes in a very low fire.
You should not burn them. Strin from time to time.

Cut the onions fineand add them into a pan together with the wine and boil till all the liquid is almost fully gone.
Mix with the cream and heat it in a soft fire.
Remove the pan from the fire and add the butter to the sauce.
In the mean time cut each scalops in twoadd salt and peper and fry them for few minutes, don't fy them longer then they will taste rubbery.
Pour few table spoon of the sauce to the plate, add six pieces , take a scoop of leeks and keep them in the middle and scatter the eggs on top of the plate together with the chives.

33 comments:

Cham said...

The cream sauce for scallops look divine. Sure this recipe has festive touch with salmon egg...

Peter M said...

Scallops are one of my fave seafoods, cream makes them pure decadence.

Priya said...

Quita a festive dish...never tried scallops....

Deborah said...

I rarely have scallops, but this makes me want to run out and buy some so I can make this!

Snooky doodle said...

Nice dish although I ve never tried scallops.

Ann said...

I love Scallops and it looks wonderful..

Meg said...

Looks delicious! I love scallops!

Asha said...

I have to cook Scallops once, looks like a great meal with cream sauce and leeks, F. Enjoy the weekend! :))

Meera said...

I have never eaten scallops. Very festive!!

Pam said...

What beautiful scallops and the sauce sounds amazing.

Angie  said...

Scallops....you really know how to enjoy the life..... I cannot find such good stuff here :-(

sagari said...

love the cream sauce a lot ,yummmm

Dragon said...

I love Scallops and your cream sauce looks amazing.

mikky said...

mmm... yum, yum... :) scallops are my hubby's favorite... :)

veggie belly said...

What a luxurious looking dish! I love the idea putting leeks with cream, I'd love to try this sometime :)

Mrs.Kannan said...

Though i am a vegan,whenever i used to watch chefs cooking scallops in FoodNetwork i do like the color and look of it,i havent gone through your recipe still your pic looks good..

Retno Prihadana said...

I haven´t tried scallops, ur look tasty indeed.

LG said...

Looks like you had fantastic time during christmas..

myfrenchkitchen said...

I adore scallops and com pared with a little cream and leeks...wonderful!
Ronell

Jeena said...

This looks lovely, I love leeks they give so much flavour in recipes. :-)

Suma Rajesh said...

this looks unique dish. i dont know whts salmon eggs are...dish looks divine..

Swapna said...

I never cooked scallops....your dish looks very delicious...

Adlak's tiny world said...

lovely color and nice presentation. since i m vegetarian cant try it our. but love the color much.

Maya said...

This dish looks so unique and the flavor must be really yummy with leeks in it..I have never eaten scallops before though..

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The Blonde Duck said...

Gorgeous! Those look lovely!

Darius T. Williams said...

LOVE the finished product - looks great!

Seena said...

Your blog always teaches me new lessons.. :)
how r u, happy, wish you a wonderful new year.. !

Arfi Binsted said...

scallops... mmm... that looks good. i wish i were not allergic to scallops.

Ivy said...

I love scallops and they look so delicious in that creamy sauce.

A kitchen scientist & a white rat hubby!!! said...

uhlallaa..you had a blast for new year yeah!!!

Asha said...

Thank you so much F,! I just told her about your wish. You are the first one I thought of when I heard it. Feels like a big burden is off of our shoulders, phew!

Have a great day, we deftly will have one today! :D

divya said...

Hey im new to ur blog and wow what a lovely blog...its very attractive and i liked all the recipes a lot....thats so nice of you./....and this dish was so colorful and healthy ingredients too.....keep going...
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