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Scallops Basil St Jacques

Scallops Basil St Jacques
Written by Susan H

Scallops Basil st Jacques are gently poached in wine. These have to be a perfect starter for lovers of seafood.  Also the mixture of dry white wine, seafood and heavy cream makes for a perfect combination. However whilst Scallops Basil St Jacques looks impressive, the taste is far better than that. You can serve these on their own with three per person as a starter. Or five as a main course with poached asparagus, leeks and fennel for a gorgeous main course. Another suggestions would be to serve them on a bed of angel hair spaghetti with a little extra sauce poured over it or a simple salad with mild vinaigrette.

Scallops Basil St Jacques

Scallops Basil St Jacques

A stunning starter that would grace any dinner table. The Scallops Basil St. Jacques are gently poached in the wine giving them amazing flavour.
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Course: Starter
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Alcohol, Cheese, Dairy, Seafood, Vegetables
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 531kcal



  • Poach the scallops in the wine over moderate heat for 3 minutes.
  • Drain and reserve the liquid.
  • Melt the butter in a saucepan over moderate heat and sauté the shallots and mushrooms until tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the flour and stir to blend well.
  • Add the reserved poaching liquid, cream, salt, and white pepper.
  • Heat but do not boil, stirring frequently, until thickened.
  • Add the scallops and stir gently.
  • Heat just until the scallops are heated through, about 2 minutes.
  • place under the grill for a few minutes just to give the surface some colour.
  • Serve garnished with chopped fresh basil.


The smell of these brings back memories of holidays in France. They are simple to cook and a big hit at dinner parties.


Sodium: 695mg | Sugar: 2g | Fiber: 1g | Potassium: 326mg | Cholesterol: 163mg | Calories: 531kcal | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Fat: 17g | Protein: 56g | Carbohydrates: 11g