Scallops Charleston

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Servings: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Difficulty: Easy

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1 1/2 lb fresh sea scallops
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil
flour for dusting
3/4 cup sherry or dry white wine
1   shallot, finely chopped
8 ounce fresh mushrooms, quartered
2 tablespoon butter
3 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 cup grated Gruyere cheese


Season scallops with salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika, and basil.  Dust scallops with flour. Saute in a pan that has been lightly coated with nonstick cooking spray and a small amount of olive oil.  Cook scallops on both sides until browned.  Remove scallops from pan.

To the drippings in the pan, add sherry, shallots, and mushrooms; cook for approximately 3-4 minutes.

In a separate saucepan, melt butter over medium heat and add 3 tablespoons flour.  Mix well and cook for 2 minutes over low heat, stirring constantly. Pour shallots, mushrooms, and liquid from scallops into flour mixture. Mix well. Stir scallops into sauce.  (If too thick, you can thin with clam juice or fish or chicken stock.)

Transfer to four individual baking dishes, top with cheese, and broil for 1 minute, until browned.  Serve with wild rice. 

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Reader Comments:


Excellant! and SO easy! Can't wait to have it again.

By Claire McClintock on April 05, 2012


This was excellent! My husband is not a seafood fan, but he ate every bite and would like to have it again! Thanks for the great receipe.

By lynnwill on September 07, 2011


By Anonymous on April 20, 2011

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