Sea food gratin, saffron bechamel
Appetizers, Fish, Seafood & Shellfish
Casserole garnished with seafood bathed in a creamy bechamel sauce with saffron.
IngredientsRecipe for 4 persons
For the bechamel
For the casserole
- Salt and pepper
Preparation time: 40 min
Preheat your Four at 400 °F
- General preparation
Finely chop the shallots and the tarragon leaves.
- Bechamel preparation
In a saucepan melt butter, add the flour and cook one minute on low heat, stirring constantly, pour half of your cold milk, and the mix with a whisk until the sauce thickens add remaining milk, continue whisking to prevent lumps. Season, then add a pinch of saffron, and let steep until it cools down.
- Casserole preparation
Defrost the shrimps and the scallops and get them dry. In a hot pan with a drizzle of vegetable oil, pan sired the scallops with a nuts of butter to help the coloration and take them out. In the same pan with another drizzle of vegetable oil, pan sired the shrimps and take them out, in the same pan again, sweat the shallots, deglaze with the withe wine and let it reduce.
- To serve
In individual ovenproof dishes, place your filling and top with béchamel sauce, sprinkle with breadcrumbs and bake until top is browned. Serve hot with a mixed green salad dressed with your favorite dressing.
You can use fresh seafood and add the cooking juices to the sauce. But do not overcook the fish and shellfish as they become dry and rubbery.