How to Make Coquilles Saint-Jacques - South Arkansas Sun

This coquilles Saint-Jacques dish is perfect for me because I love French food and seafood. It's a gourmet dish that can dazzle dinner guests yet is easy to make .

Coquilles Saint-Jacques means scallop in French. Coquilles St. Jacques are scallops cooked in wine and served over pureed mushrooms in a scallop shell.

The origins of this dish are unclear. Legend suggests that St. James (Saint-Jacques) once rescued a knight covered in scallops.

This dish is most commonly served as an appetizer or lunch item. If you’re serving this scallop meal as the main course, pair it with one or two of the following:

– Roasted beet salad – Roasted vegetables – Egg souffle – Pommes Anna (a dish of thinly sliced potatoes and butter)

Coquilles Saint-Jacques with roasted asparagus and beets over arugula. I use a mild vinaigrette (lemon-dijon or balsamic) to brighten a rich dish.

I love these savory and umami French dishes, but a bit of sweetness is also welcome.

For dessert, try this raspberry tart made with almond flour to top off your French feast.

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