Baked Scallops with Endive

Both France and Belgium border the Atlantic ocean and each other. French creativity is on display in Brittany with the just three ingredients. Sweet sea scallops baked over bitter endive and sitting in soothing butter is an inspired combination. It brings together Brittany’s unlimited access to the freshest seafood available with the bitter endive that Belgium is famous for. Add melted butter baked between the two and a simple-yet-luscious dish emerges.

Belgian baked scallops in endive

Coquille (Scallops) Baked With Endive

This simple dish is a wonderful example of how three simple ingredients can create an exquisite dish so much greater than the sum of its parts.
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Course: Appetizer, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Belgium, French, Northeastern France
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: My Hungry Traveler


  • Casserole dish


  • 20 oz Large sea scallops (Sub: smaller bay scallops)
  • 2 Endives, bottoms trimmed and leaves separated
  • 3 tbsp Good European butter, unsalted
  • Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper
  • 1 medium Lemon, cut into 4 wedges


  • Preheat oven to 450° (230°C). Fill a casserole with enough endive leaves to be able to place one sea scallop or 3-4 bay scallops on each. Dot each leaf with butter. Put in over for 10 minutes. Top with scallop, salt and pepper, turn over to cover both sides with melted butter. Return to oven and bake until cooked through, about 8 minutes. Serve with lemon wedges and a good bread for dipping.


Calories: 178kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 624mg | Potassium: 349mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.01g | Vitamin A: 274IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg

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