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"Great Bay" Scallop Stew

Type: Fish
Courses: Soup
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

2 cups 474mlMilk
1 cup 237mlHalf-and-half
2   Bay leaves
3   Onion
3   Parsley sprigs
2 tablespoons 30mlCoarsely-chopped celery leaves
3 tablespoons 45mlFinely-chopped celery
  Tabasco sauce - to taste
3 tablespoons 45mlUnsalted butter
1 lb 454g / 16ozBay scallops
2 teaspoons 10mlChopped fresh tarragon (or 1/2 tspn dried tarragon)
1 teaspoon 5mlChopped fresh summer savory (or 1/2 tspn dried savory)
  Salt - to taste
  Freshly-ground black pepper - to taste
  Unsalted crackers or fresh toast
4 teaspoons 20mlFinely-chopped chives

Recipe Instructions

Scald the milk and the half-and-half with the bay leaves, the onion slices, parsley sprigs, and the chopped celery leaves. Cover and let stand for about 5 minutes. Strain out the bay leaf, parsley, celery leaves and onion, and add the finely chopped celery stalk, 2 to 3 dashes of Tabasco, and the butter.

Bring the liquid to a boil again, lower the heat, and simmer gently for about 5 minutes. Add the scallops and the herbs, taste for seasoning, and add a little salt and pepper if you think it needs it. Simmer 10 to 12 minutes.

Put crackers or pieces of toast in each of 4 soup plates, and pour the stew over, sprinkling with finely chopped chives..

"Lynn Thomas of the Food Forum BB at"


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