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.

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

Equipment

  • Casserole dish

Ingredients

  • 20 oz Large sea 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

Instructions

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

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