A quick and easy, but tasty microwaved scallop recipe. Great even for beginner cooks. My mother had given me this recipe, I'm not sure where she got it from, but I have made my own adaptations to it. Poulette is a French cooking term, referring to the type of sauce.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
13 mins
total:
33 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine butter and onion in a 2-quart, microwave-safe casserole. Cover, and microwave on High for 2 minutes. Stir in flour until well blended, then stir in mushrooms, wine, salt, pepper, scallops, bay leaf, and lemon juice. Recover, and microwave on High for 6 minutes, or until the scallops turn opaque. Remove and discard the bay leaf.

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  • In a small bowl, stir together the milk and egg yolk until combined. Stir the hot liquid from the scallops, about 1 tablespoon at a time into the milk mixture. When combined, stir the sauce back into the scallops.

  • Cover, and microwave on High for 2 minutes, then stir, and microwave for another 3 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley before serving.

Nutrition Facts

266 calories; protein 21.9g 44% DV; carbohydrates 9.7g 3% DV; fat 14.2g 22% DV; cholesterol 121.6mg 41% DV; sodium 691.9mg 28% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
11/06/2007
This was very good, but I substituted fresh mushrooms for canned and I didn't use the microwave. Instead, I made the roux in the frying pan, and while I was doing that, I sauteed the mushrooms seperately. Then I added them to the roux (thickened butter/flour mixture), along with the half & half, wine, etc., and let that reduce a little while I sauteed the scallops, adding one small garlic clove to the scallops when they were almost done. The sauce was a little too thick, so I added addt'l wine and lemon juice to thin it out a little, and then added the scallops to the cream mixture. I served them over angel hair pasta, along w/fresh asparagus and a warmed baguette. It was very good, but I wished I had some chicken broth to thin it out and lighten the sauce a little. (I don't like heavy cream sauces, so it might be perfect for someone who does.)Next time, I will reduce the half & half to 1/4 cup, and use 1/4 cup chicken broth, having more on hand to add if needed. Also, I didn't add in the bay leaf. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/10/2012
The recipe was good. I used the stovetop instead of the microwave and had a good result. Next time I will add maybe 1/2 clove of minced garlic and a splash more lemon juice. Excellent idea I wouldn't have invented that on my own;) Read More
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18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
11/05/2007
This was very good, but I substituted fresh mushrooms for canned and I didn't use the microwave. Instead, I made the roux in the frying pan, and while I was doing that, I sauteed the mushrooms seperately. Then I added them to the roux (thickened butter/flour mixture), along with the half & half, wine, etc., and let that reduce a little while I sauteed the scallops, adding one small garlic clove to the scallops when they were almost done. The sauce was a little too thick, so I added addt'l wine and lemon juice to thin it out a little, and then added the scallops to the cream mixture. I served them over angel hair pasta, along w/fresh asparagus and a warmed baguette. It was very good, but I wished I had some chicken broth to thin it out and lighten the sauce a little. (I don't like heavy cream sauces, so it might be perfect for someone who does.)Next time, I will reduce the half & half to 1/4 cup, and use 1/4 cup chicken broth, having more on hand to add if needed. Also, I didn't add in the bay leaf. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/01/2012
Very flavorful. I also used fresh mushrooms, to use canned would be a shame. The sauce was a bit too thick so I thinned it out with more wine. I did this whole recipe in a frying pan, I don't care for microwave cooking. It turned out perfect! I will be making this again Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2013
I made this recipe on the stove top instead of the microwave. It's very simple to make even that way. I made a few changes to the recipe and it came out absolutely delicious. I used sliced baby bella mushrooms instead of from a can; I didn't use the egg because the sauce was already thick enough and it was fine without it. I also let it simmer altogether with the milk instead of adding it later. I served it over pasta and enjoyed every single bite. Definitely will make this again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/09/2012
The recipe was good. I used the stovetop instead of the microwave and had a good result. Next time I will add maybe 1/2 clove of minced garlic and a splash more lemon juice. Excellent idea I wouldn't have invented that on my own;) Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
03/08/2013
I could not see doing this in the microwave for fear of turning the scallops into rubber. Unlike sea scallops bay scallops are small (about the size of a dime) and this recipe calls for a total of 11 minutes cooking time at high. With the price of scallops I was not about to risk ending up with something overcooked and inedible. I cooked this on the stovetop and it still was very quick and I used freshly-sliced mushrooms rather than canned. I served over a bed of angel hair pasta and the flavor was pretty good. I could see grating some freshly-grated parmesan over the top making it even better. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/12/2013
Very good! Doubled the sauce but other than that we followed the recipe. Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/02/2015
I've made this a few times one of my favorite recipes for scallops... With some changes. I make it all in a skillet not the microwave. I use fresh mushrooms and onions. Added a bit more wine and lemon juice as the sauce tends to be very thick. Add a dash of red pepper flakes for some heat. Also add a dollop of plain Greek yogurt near the end for extra tang and serve over pasta Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/01/2013
Nice Recipe. Good for you using wine in any recipe; making it if not French certainly more tasty. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/11/2016
I made a few changes. Instead of parsley added red pepper flakes as I served it. Instead of canned mushrooms I minced fresh mushrooms and added them to the melted butter before I made the roue. Then added a few sliced mushrooms also. Served over angel hair. It was delicious and I will make it again. Read More
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