Scallops with Garlic and Basil

scallops with garlic and basil

Scallops with Garlic and Basil (Coquilles Saint-Jacques Al'a

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Servings: 4
Calories: 426


  • 1 1/2 lb Scallops cut into 1 cm (1/2 in) pieces
  • 1 Tbs Lemon juice
  • Salt and white pepper to taste
  • 2 oz Seasoned flour flour with salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 floz Vegetable oil
  • 3 Shallots finely chopped
  • 3 Garlic cloves crushed
  • 1/4 tsp Dried basil
  • 1 oz Butter
  • 1 Tbs Chopped parsley


  • Dry the scallops on kitchen towels and place them on a piece of greaseproof or waxed paper. Sprinkle over the lemon juice, salt and pepper. Set aside for 5 minutes. Dip the scallops in the flour, shaking off any excess.
  • Heat the oil in a large frying-pan. Add the scallops and fry for 5 minutes, turning occasionally, or until they are lightly browned.
  • Stir in the shallots, garlic and basil and cook for a further 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the butter and parsley.
  • Transfer to a warmed serving dish or individual scallop shells and serve at once.
  • A classic dish of scallops, Coquilles Saint-Jacques a l' Ail.
Calories: 426 kcal
Carbohydrates: 19 g
Protein: 22 g
Fat: 29g
Saturated Fat: 7 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 56 mg
Sodium: 1374 mg
Potassium: 433 mg
Fiber: 1 g
Sugar: 2 g
Vitamin A: 268 IU
Vitamin C: 5 mg
Calcium: 26 mg
Iron: 6 mg
Cuisine French
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