COQUILLES SAINT JACQUES EN BROCHETTE (scallop and bay leaf skewers, for four)
salt and pepper
about ½ cup flour
4 to 6 bay leaves
about 1/2 cup melted butter
about 1 cup bread crumbs made from non-sweet white bread
- Wash scallops, looking over each one carefully to remove any sand. Drain and pat dry on paper towels.
- Just before cooking, spread the scallops on a sheet of waxed paper. Toss with salt and pepper, then with the flour. Finally toss in a sieve or colander to shake off any excess flour
- String the scallops on skewers, alternating each 2 scallops with a bay leaf. Paint with butter, roll in the crumbs and dribble on more droplets of butter.
- Broil or barbecue 2 to 3 minutes on each side, just until the scallops are springy rather than squashy. Serve immediately.