If you’ve visited this page or my Insta then you know I’ve been pretty excited for Fall to say the least. Along with cooler weather, I am always thrilled to get busy in the kitchen with all things Fall. One of my very favorite foods to eat are scallops and I love experimenting with different kinds of recipes that involve them.
For today’s Perfectly Plated, I’m making Broiled Scallop Gratin with Pumpkin. I deeply love French Cuisine so this seasonal recipe was right up my alley. Before you attempt it, it’s important to know exactly what Gratin is. It sounds fancy (and is) but really isn’t hard to make. To the right is a little vocabulary lesson on exactly what is being made.
Broiled Scallop Gratin with Pumpkin
6 sea scallops
2 Tbsp butter
1/2 white onion
5 baby Portobello mushrooms
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/3 cup parmesan cheese
fresh chives for garnishing
This is so fancy-simple! When you’re cooking scallops always make sure you rinse them well and then pat them dry. After patting them, just sprinkle them with sea salt and put in the fridge until you are ready for them.
In a large pan, heat 1 Tbsp over medium heat. After the butter melts, throw in your onion and sauté for a couple minutes then add the sliced mushrooms. After the mushrooms are cooked divide this mixture into two ramekins.
Add the last Tbsp of butter to the pan and put the heat to low add in the milk and pumpkin and whisk until creamy. Then, season the mixture with cayenne, salt, and nutmeg. Remove from heat and turn on your broiler.
Set scallops on top of your onion/mushroom mix and pour the pumpkin mixture around (but not on top of) the scallops. After this, divide your parm cheese onto both ramekins. Broil these for about 7 minutes but don’t let your scallops get too brown. After these come out of the oven and cool for a couple minutes add the fresh chives and enjoy!