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                      CURRIED SCALLOPS IN CREAM SAUCE
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Main Dishes                      Fish
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    8       lg           Fresh scallops
    1 1/4   c            Water
    1       sl           Lemon
      1/2                Bay leaf
    1 1/2   lb           Potatoes, cut in pieces
    5       tb           Butter
                         Salt to taste
                         Fresh ground pepper to taste
    3       oz           Button mushrooms, sliced
    2                    Shallots, finely chopped
    1       t            Curry Powder
      1/4   c            All-purpose flour
    3       tb           Whipping cream
    2       tb           Chopped fresh parsley
                         Fresh bay leaves (opt)
                         Lemon twists (opt)
                         Lime twists (opt)
                         Fresh dill sprigs (opt)
 
   Wash scallops, remove roe. Pat scallops dry and cut in slices.
   
   Put scallops, water, lemon slice and bay leaf in a saucepan. Simmer gently
   20 minutes. Strain, reserving liquid. Discard lemon and bay leaf. If
   necessary, add enough water to reserved liquid to make 1-1/4 cups liquid.
   Cook potatoes in boiling, salted water until tender. Drain and return to
   pan. Mash with 1 tablespoon of butter. Season with salt and pepper. Beat
   well; cool slightly. Transfer to a large pastry bag.
   
   Preheat broiler. Pipe potato around edges of 4 ceramic scallop dishes. Melt
   remaining butter in a saucepan. Add mushrooms, shallots and Curry Powder
   and cook 2 minutes. Stir in flour and cook 1 minute. Add reserved liquid
   and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
   Remove from heat and stir in scallops, cream, parsley, salt and pepper.
   Spoon into dishes. Broil 4-5 minutes or until lightly golden. Garnish with
   bay leaves, citrus twists and dill sprigs, if desired, and serve hot.
  
 
 
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