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Scallops with Mushrooms in Shells

This recipe comes from Karen ( Ilyce is her alias ) who is in a recipe club with between twenty and thirty members, the oldest of whom is eighty-six and the youngest is thirteen, who collect recipes and love to cook.

Karen told me that she is "thirty-four years old, single and loves to cook, among other things. I've been cooking and collecting recipes since I was in my teens and have a very big collection. I collect from magazines, friends, newspapers, brochures, advertising material, and product recipes, the net, recipe groups and a list of other places. If I've taken the recipes from the web or from a magazines, there should be a source but sometimes, over the years, it wasn't collected".


1/2 c Butter,at room temperature
1 lb Fresh bay scallops
1/2 c Soft bread crumbs
1 c Thinly sliced mushrooms
1/2 c Finely chopped fresh parsley
3 tb Finely chopped shallots
Salt and pepper
1 tb Finely chopped garlic

  • Preheat the oven to 450º.
  • Melt 1/4 cup of the butter in a small skillet and add the mushrooms. Cook,stirring often,until the mushrooms are wilted and give up their liquid.
  • Add the shallots and garlic and cook briefly.
  • Spoon the mushroom mixture into a mixing bowl. Let cool briefly, then add 2 tbsp. of the remaining butter, the scallops, bread crumbs, parsley and salt and pepper to taste.Blend well.
  • Use the mixture to fill 6 seafood shells.
  • Arrange the filled shells on a baking dish or cookie sheet.
  • Melt the rest of the butter and pour over the mixture in the shells.
  • Place in the oven and bake 10 minutes. Run the scallops under the broiler until nicely browned on top for about 1 minute.

Serves 6

Karen ( Ilyce )

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