Scallops Topped with a Crust Recipe

Serves/Makes: 2


  • 4 scallops (corals reserved), half or cut into 4 equal parts
  • 8 ounces (227 g) shortcrust pie dough
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) butter
  • 4 teaspoons (20 mL) dry white wine
  • 2 teaspoons (10 mL) heavy cream (35%)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) chopped parsley
  • Lemon slices (to decorate)
How to cook Scallops Topped with a Crust:
  • Into a small covered dish, melt butter for 15 seconds, on 'MAXIMUM'.
  • Brush the inside of 2 shells with melted butter.
  • Arrange shells side-by-side.
  • Roll dough 1 inch (2.5 cm) larger than the two shells together.
  • Half dough line buttered shells with dough, pressing well into shells.
  • Cut excess dough all around shells, cover with paper toweling top, pressing, with remaining 2 shells.
  • Refrigerate for 10 minutes.
  • Microwave for 3 minutes on 'MAXIMUM' delicately remove shells and paper toweling.
  • Microwave pastry shells for 1 minute more, on 'MEDIUM'.
  • Turn over pastry shells onto a wire rack leave to cool for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, pour dry white wine into 2 of the removed shells.
  • Add scallops and microwave for 1 minute on 'MAXIMUM', stirring once.
  • Add corals microwave for 30 seconds more.
  • Pour 1 teaspoon (5 mL) cream into each shell, without stirring.
  • Season to taste, with salt and pepper.
  • Microwave for 30 seconds.
  • Leave to rest for 2 minutes.
  • Arrange shells onto individual plates.
  • Sprinkle with chopped parsley and decorate with lemon slices.
  • Top with baked, cooled pastry shells and serve.


Oven: 700 watts
Waiting time: 2 minutes
If using, thaw frozen shortcrust pie dough for 30 seconds, in microwave at 'MAXIMUM' leave to rest for 10 minutes before using.

This recipe for Scallops Topped with a Crust serves/makes: 2

The Scallops Topped with a Crust recipe and the pictures are adopted from The Our Favorite Fish & Seafood Recipes Cookbook.

Main Ingredient: Scallops (more Scallops recipes)
Preparation Method: Microwave (more Microwave recipes)

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