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Scallops with Mushrooms in Shells

Ingredients

  • 500g scallop meat
  • 3 only whole reef scallops
  • ½ cup butter softened
  • ½ cup finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 tbsp. finely chopped shallots
  • ½ cup soft bread crumbs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup thinly sliced mushrooms
  • 1 tbsp. finely chopped garlic

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 220°C.
  2. Melt ¼ cup of the butter in a small skillet and add the mushrooms.
  3. Cook, stirring often until the mushrooms are wilted and give up their liquid.
  4. Add the shallots and garlic and cook briefly.
  5. Spoon the mushroom mixture into a mixing bowl.
  6. Let cool briefly, then add 2 tbsp. of the remaining butter, the scallop, bread crumbs, parsley and salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Blend well.
  8. Use the mixture to fill 6 scallop shells.
  9. Arrange the filled shells on a baking dish or cookie sheet.
  10. Melt the rest of the butter and pour over the mixture in the shells.
  11. Place in the oven and bake 10 minutes, then broil for 1 minute until nicely browned on top.

Makes 6 entrée serves.

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