Scallops Poulette


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.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
13 mins
Total Time:
33 mins
4 servings


  • ¼ cup butter or margarine

  • 1 tablespoon minced onion

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 (4 ounce) can sliced mushrooms, drained

  • ¼ cup white wine

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 pound bay scallops

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

  • ½ cup milk, light cream, or evaporated milk

  • 1 egg yolk

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

266 Calories
14g Fat
10g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 266
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 8g 41%
Cholesterol 122mg 41%
Sodium 692mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 6mg 31%
Calcium 80mg 6%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 484mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.