"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Recipes & Ingredients > Fish & Seafood
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-31-2007, 01:33 PM   #1
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 3,619
ISO Recipe For Baked Stuffed Scallops (or Shrimp)

I'm going down to the coast for a few days and I'm dreaming about the freshly caught shrimp and scallops I get there. I've always had my neighbor cook (I would buy and do all clean up and she would cook) but now that I'm getting more adventurous in the kitchen, I thought I'd play chef this time. (Also, she's away on vacation.) I remember when lived in MA, a good friend always made baked stuffed scallops that were awesome. She always said they were easy and you could use shrimp, too. Anyone have any fairly simple recipes for this (or other suggestions)? Thanks so much!
Terry

__________________

__________________
Fisher's Mom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2007, 01:47 PM   #2
Master Chef
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Metro New York
Posts: 8,764
Send a message via Yahoo to ChefJune
Scallops are my favorite food in the whole world, and I've probably made them at least 1500 different ways, but for the life of me, I cannot imagine HOW you would stuff a scallop!

If you have the shells, that would be a different story, as you'd stuff the shell around and over the scallop, but otherwise....

Both scallops and shrimp can easily be overcooked, so beware. You don't want to end up with rubbery food.

Here are two easy and delicious ways to fix each shrimp and scallops. and yes, you could exchange the protein for the other in each dish.

Shrimp de Jonghe
When I was a little girl growing up in Chicago, one of the great treats for me was when Aunt Betty Low took our family to San Pedro¹s (in NoMansLand) for Shrimp de Jonghe. As an adult, I recreated the dish, but it wasn¹t until recently that I learned it is a regional specialty, unfamiliar to people from other parts of the country. So here for your dining pleasure (and it IS a pleasure!) is Shrimp de Jonghe.
makes 4 to 6 servings
3/4 cup unsalted butter
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 to 2 cloves garlic, very finely chopped (or to taste)
1 cup dry bread crumbs
1/3 cup very finely chopped parsley
½ cup Fino sherry
dash of cayenne pepper
dash of paprika
2 pounds jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined

1. Cream together butter, salt and garlic. Mix the bread crumbs, parsley, sherry, pepper and paprika with the butter mixture.
2. Put the shrimp into boiling water. Cover and remove from heat to remain only until they turn pink. Rinse with cold water and drain.


3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Butter 4 to 6 individual ovenproof dishes, or one large casserole dish.


4. Divide shrimp among casserole dishes. Mound crumb mixture on top. Bake 20 minutes or until crumbs are golden brown and sizzling.


Teacher’sTip: Because this is so unbelievably rich, Shrimp de Jonghe doesn’t want much in the way of accompaniment. A simple salad with a vinaigrette or a plain-but-perfect green vegetable along with enough crusty bread to sop up ALL the sauce ­ will be PERFECT!
Wine Tip: The richness of Shrimp de Jonghe lends itself naturally to an elegant Chardonnay. I’d suggest a Meursault.

Scallops Tommy
Scallops are my favorite food, and this is my favorite way to prepare them. The recipe is courtesy of Chef Sulim Tomás—“Tommy”, when he was chef of the long-gone Half Shell restaurant in Boston. Be careful not to buy watery scallops. The water indicates that they¹ve been treated with chemicals to keep them fresh. These chemicals will make them taste like soap suds. Not the flavor you¹re looking for.
makes 6 servings
1 ½ cups thinly sliced white onions
½ cup fish broth or ¼ cup each water and dry white vermouth 2 pounds scallops ­ Nantucket scallops preferred (if you use the larger sea scallops, slice them in two or three)
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
2 cups sliced mushrooms
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme or marjoram (or 1 teaspoon dried)
sea salt and white pepper to taste
¼ cup Fino Sherry


1. Poach onions in broth until translucent and soft, but not mushy. Add scallops to the simmering liquid and turn it off. Let the scallops sit in the liquid with the onions until they are cooked. (It’s important not to overcook the scallops or they will become rubbery.
2. At the same time, melt the butter in a sauté pan. Sauté the mushrooms in the butter until they are brown.
3. Preheat the broiler. Place the scallops and onions in a shallow ovenproof dish. Top with the mushrooms, fresh herbs, and salt and white pepper to taste. Sprinkle the sherry over. Broil close to the heat source for about 2 or 3 minutes, until browned and bubbly.

Teacher’sTip: 1.Serve over a pilau of brown and wild rice or saffron fettuccine.
Wine Tip: My favorite wine with this dish is Les Fourchaumes, a Premier Cru Chablis from Domaine Laroche.
__________________

__________________
Wine is the food that completes the meal.
ChefJune is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2007, 02:29 PM   #3
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 3,619
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChefJune
Scallops are my favorite food in the whole world, and I've probably made them at least 1500 different ways, but for the life of me, I cannot imagine HOW you would stuff a scallop!
Oh, sorry, I'm new to cooking so I'm not up on what the right terminology is. My friend always called it baked stuffed scallops but actually, it was just the little bay scallops baked in a mixture that was mostly a moist stuffing with lots of butter as I recall and I think wine or beer and fresh parsley. It's been 25 years so I can't remember exactly - just that I adored it. But yeah, I can't imagine how one would stuff a scallop either! I've been to restaurants where they have something they call stuffed shrimp but it's like a really thick stuffing (vs. a thin breading) that is sort of molded around each shrimp body with just the tail sticking out and then baked. I'm still pretty confused by correct cooking terminology but enjoying learning.

Thanks so much for the recipes. They sound fabulous and I'll let you know how I fare.

Terry
__________________
Fisher's Mom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2007, 02:33 PM   #4
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 3,619
Actually ChefJune, the Shrimp de Jonghe sounds alot like the baked stuffed scallops my friend made except with shrimp! I think this is it! Thanks a million. I'm drooling already.
__________________
Fisher's Mom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2007, 05:06 PM   #5
Master Chef
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Metro New York
Posts: 8,764
Send a message via Yahoo to ChefJune
hmmmm thinking I'll make that with Scallops this weekend!

got some great white wine that "wants" to be drunk with it...
__________________
Wine is the food that completes the meal.
ChefJune is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2007, 06:51 PM   #6
Master Chef
 
Constance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Southern Illiniois
Posts: 8,175
I've had stuffed shrimp, and it consisted of butterflied jumbo shrimp with a small mound of seafood stuffing on top. (I believe there was crabmeat in the stuffing.) They had been drizzled with butter and probably cooked in the oven at about 400 degrees. They were divine!

I would imagine you'd do the same sort of thing with the scallops...perhaps group 3 together and center the mound of stuffing on top.

I thought I had a recipe for seafood stuffing, but I can't find it. I think you could use a crab cake recipe, heavy on the bread crumbs.

ChefJune, your dishes have me drooling! Both have been copied and saved.
__________________
We get by with a little help from our friends
Constance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2007, 10:28 PM   #7
Head Chef
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Des Moines Iowa
Posts: 1,214
When I was cooking at the Fort Des Moines Hotel in DM Iowa The chef had 2 stuffed shrimp one was called Shrimp Patrician. It was a large 12-16 shrimp that had been butterflied and stuffed with a Crab stuffing then breaded in sourdough bread crumbs and deep fried very popular.. the second was Shrimp 12-16 size De John and it was very similar to the first post.. we took fresh bread crumbs no crust and mixed it with butter and minced garlic and parsley and put them in a individual casserole with a 1/4 ounce of fish fume (shrimp stock made from the shells)in the casserole and topped with the bread crumb mixture and baked in a hot oven and browned under the salamander=broiler also very popular
__________________
Cook with passion or don't cook at all
Dave Hutchins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2007, 10:46 PM   #8
Head Chef
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 1,783
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fisher's Mom
I'm going down to the coast for a few days and I'm dreaming about the freshly caught shrimp and scallops I get there. I've always had my neighbor cook (I would buy and do all clean up and she would cook) but now that I'm getting more adventurous in the kitchen, I thought I'd play chef this time. (Also, she's away on vacation.) I remember when lived in MA, a good friend always made baked stuffed scallops that were awesome. She always said they were easy and you could use shrimp, too. Anyone have any fairly simple recipes for this (or other suggestions)? Thanks so much!
Terry
I have a recipe for stuffed shrimp. Will go through my recipes and post it for you.

I'm not a scallop fan, but this recipe looks great.

Williams-Sonoma | Recipe View

Here are a few recipes for stuffed scallops:

Stuffed Scallops

Stuffed Scallops
__________________
*amy* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2007, 10:03 AM   #9
Master Chef
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Metro New York
Posts: 8,764
Send a message via Yahoo to ChefJune
Keep in mind that scallops have a much more delicate flavor than any other shellfish, and many of the tastes that go well with shrimp completely overwhelm scallops. Chief among those are tomatoes! and boxed stuffing mixes are often quite highly spiced, not to mention overly salty, that will mess with the flavor profile of the sweet scallops.
__________________
Wine is the food that completes the meal.
ChefJune is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2007, 10:15 AM   #10
Master Chef
 
Constance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Southern Illiniois
Posts: 8,175
I found this recipe for stuffed shrimp that looks good, although I'm not sure about using the almonds in the stuffing.

http://www.recipesource.com/text/mai.../recipe106.txt
__________________

__________________
We get by with a little help from our friends
Constance is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
None

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:32 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.