Coquilles St. Jacques Recipe - Low Carb & Healthy

Low carb recipe for Coquilles St. Jacques which belongs to the Fish and Seafood recipe category.

Ingredients Needed

  1. 8 ounces (225 g) bay scallops
  2. 1 tablespoon (15 g) butter
  3. 1 teaspoons minced onion
  4. clove garlic, crushed
  5. cup (35 g) chopped mushrooms
  6. Salt and pepper
  7. cup (60 ml) dry white wine
  8. cup (120 ml) heavy cream
  9. Guar or xanthan
  10. cup (40 g) shredded Gruyere

Cooking Instructions

Preheat the broiler to low.

In a medium-size saucepan, melt the butter over medium-low heat.

Add the onion and garlic and saute for just a minute or so.

Now add the mushrooms and saute, stirring frequently, until mushrooms have changed color and are limp.

Season a little with salt and pepper and add scallops and wine.

Heat it to a bare simmer and let simmer just until scallops are opaque; do not overcook.

Using a slotted spoon, scoop out the scallops and mushrooms and divide between two large scallop shells or two ovenproof ramekins.

Turn up the heat under the liquid remaining in the saucepan and let it boil hard for just a minute or so to reduce.

Turn heat back down and stir in cream.

Now, using a whisk and the guar or xanthan, thicken the sauce up a bit.

Add half the cheese and whisk until it's melted.

Divide the sauce between the two shells or ramekins and divide the remaining cheese between the two servings.

Run the shells or ramekins under a low broiler about 4 inches (10 cm) from the heat until the tops have gotten golden?just 4 or 5 minutes.

Serve.

Serving Yield

2 servings

Nutrition Information

Each with 26 g protein; 6 g carbohydrate; trace dietary fiber; 6 g usable carbs.