It’s time to dip into the recipe file for another scrum-sha-delicious treat from the road. This tasty pick was lovingly prepared for me by my good friend Audrey in Paris. Audrey and I met though Couchsurfing when she hosted me in the fall of 2008 at the start of my second leg of travel. During the first visit we’d snacked on some of my favorite food: local charcuterie (smoked/cured meats), fromage (cheese, glorious cheese), and a fresh, crusty baguette from her neighborhood boulangerie (bakery) just across the street. She and her cat Eros were great hosts so I returned in the spring before my return flight to New Jersey at the end of the grand world tour. She whipped up this little dish – from one of her mom’s (who lives in Brittany) recipes. Merci Audrey!
Jacqueline’s Coquilles St. Jacques a la crème avec riz (Creamed Scallops with Rice)
- Whisky or white wine
- Curry (optional)
Sauté shallots and garlic in butter. Add scallops. Simmer 3-5 minutes. Add Whiskey or wine.
Simmer again and allow liquid to evaporate.
Add a bit of cream. Season to taste.
Plate over white rice.