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King Scallops with a Basket of Prawns Recipe

King Scallops with a Basket of Prawns

Rating 4-5 out of 5 - Most cooks definitely will make this recipe again
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King Scallops with a Basket of Prawns is a simple recipe with oodles of taste. Served with a nice green salad, you can eat it as a lunch or as an amazing evening meal. In fact, you can serve this as an appetizer to a main meal simply by omitting the scallops.

      Preparation Time: 5 Minutes

      Cooking Time: 45 Minutes

Ingredients for King Scallops with a Basket of Prawns

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to serve 4:
4 oz
1 sprig
1 tablespoon
6 oz
jumbo king prawns (uncooked)
1 heaped teaspoon
plain flour
3 tablespoons
white wine
1 tablespoon
3 tablespoons
crême fraîche
salt & freshly ground black pepper
12 oz
puff pastry sheet
king scallops


How to Cook King Scallops with a Basket of Prawns

  1. Peel and finely chop the mushrooms and chop the coriander. Cut the raw prawns into little bite-size chunks. In a hot pan, melt the butter and fry the mushrooms for 5 minutes to remove the water. Sir in the teaspoon of flour, pour over the white wine and stir, and place over a medium heat.
  2. When the wine is steaming, add the prawns, Calvados, cream, salt and pepper and stir for 5 minutes to meld the flavours. Remove from the heat and add the chopped coriander.
  3. Line the bottom of a baking sheet with greaseproof paper. Cut the puff pastry into squares about 8" (20cm) each side then place a large spoonful of mushroom/prawn mixture in the centre of each. Beat an egg then close your pastry parcel by bringing each corner to the centre with a slight overlap, brushing the joins with the beaten egg to seal them. Brush the tops of the pastry baskets with beaten egg and bake in a preheated moderate oven (Mk 4 - 350ºF - 180ºC) for 25 to 35 minutes.
  4. Five minutes before the end of cooking the baskets. Place a knob of butter into a hot frying pan and, when melted, add the scallops. Quickly season with a little salt and pepper and sear for two minutes on each side. Serve the pastry baskets and scallops straight away with a fresh green salad.

If you find that your pastry parcels are too large, you can either make the pastry squares smaller, or you can simply make the overlap bigger when you bring the corners to the middle.
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Reviews of King Scallops with a Basket of Prawns

Rating 4 out of 5 - Many cooks will make this recipe again April 24 2017
Easy to make and sooo tasy. Packed full of all the flavors of the sea. Glad I tried it. It's a keeper.
(2 reviews)
Rating 5 out of 5 - Many cooks will make this recipe again January 20 2015
Beautiful recipe. Top marks for flavor. So easy to make and well appreciated by everybody
(1 review)

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