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scallops, sweet potatoes, gruyère

Tapas, Salted

A French classic: Creamy seafood sauce with scallops, sweet potato purée and a Gruyère cheese gratin.

Ingredients

Recipe for 12 tapas

Sauce

500 Ml
Milk
1 Unit(s)
Onion
40 Gr
Butter
40 Gr
Wheat flour
200 Gr
Matane shrimps
200 Gr
Bay scallops
1 Pinch(es)
Ground coriander
1 Pinch(es)
Nutmeg

Purée

2 Unit(s)
Sweet potatoes
1 Unit(s)
Yukon gold potatoes
100 Ml
Cream 35%
2 Tbsp
Butter

Garnish

125 Gr
Gruyere cheese
4 Sprig(s)
Parsley
  • Salt and pepper

Preparation time: 45 min

Preheat your four at 450 °F

  • Preparation

    Mince the onion and the parsley.  Grate the cheese.  Peel the potatoes and sweet potatoes then cut them into cubes.

  • Sauce

    In a sauce pot, melt the butter and the sweat the onions for one minute.  Add the flour.  Make a roux by continuing to cook the flour for 1 minute and then add the cold milk.  Bring to a boil while continuing to stir.  Add the nutmeg, cilantro and season with salt and pepper.  Add the seafood and set aside.

  • Purée

    In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook the potato cubes until they are tender and well done.  Strain and then mash them with the tool of your choice.  Add the cream and butter.  Season to taste and then transfer to a pastry bag.

  • Plating

    In a cleaned scallop shell or a small dish, place the seafood mixture in the center.  Make a ring of the purée all around.  Garnish with the grated cheese and cook for 12 minutes.  Sprinkle with parsley before serving.

Feel free to experiment with the seafood you use in this recipe.  Cubes of fish can always be a great replacement as well.

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