Scallops in Puff Pastry "Jardinière"

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Ingredients

Box puff pastry, frozen
1/2
Small egg yolk
1
Butter or margarine
15 mL
Carrot cut in strips
50 mL
Celery cut in strips
30 mL
Zucchini, cut in strips
1/2
Red bell pepper cut in strips
50 mL
Pinch salt
Pinch pepper
Butter
30 mL
Olive oil
2 mL
Scallops, large
12
Butter
15 mL
Shallots
15 mL
Small garlic clove
1
Dry vermouth
125 mL
Flour
15 mL
Fish stock or bouillon
175 mL
Whipping cream
30 mL
Fresh lemon juice
2 mL
Old style grainy mustard
5 mL

Instructions

Puff Pastry
  • Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C)
  • Thaw puff pastry. Roll out. Cut into six rectangles. Cut a thin strip from edges.
  • Criss-cross strips for a motif on top. Whisk egg yolk with a little water and brush over pastry.
  • Place on baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Cook 20 to 25 min or until golden.
Vegetables
  • In a saucepan, melt butter and sweat vegetables covered over low heat until tender. Reserve; keeping warm.
Scallops
  • Sauté in butter and olive oil, until slightly opaque no longer all translucent, 3-4 minutes.
Sauce
  • Melt butter over low heat. Add shallots, garlic and cook without browning until tender. Add vermouth; reduce till dry. Sprinkle flour and cook for a few min without colouring. Pour in stock and whisk, cooking until smooth. Add cream, mustard, lemon juice mix well.
Assembly
  • Cut pastry crosswise in half; cover bottom piece with sautéed vegetables, topping with sauce and seared scallops. Cover with the upper part of pastry.

Recipe courtesy of Chef Richard Chiasson

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