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Scallops in Puff Pastry

Yield 4 servings


  • 1 pound fresh asparagus
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 2 tablespoons dry sherry
  • 1 1/2 pounds bay scallops
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 (17 1/4-ounce) package frozen puff pastry sheets, thawed
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • Citrus Butter
  • Garnish: asparagus spears, lime strips, lemon strips, and orange strips

How to Make It

  1. Cut asparagus diagonally into 1/2-inch pieces.

  2. Melt butter in a skillet; add asparagus, and saute 2 minutes. Add sherry, and cook 1 minute. Spoon evenly into 5 1/2-inch scallop baking shells; top evenly with scallops, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

  3. Roll puff pastry to 1/8-inch thickness on a lightly floured surface. Cut into 4 (6 1/2-inch) rounds; place rounds over scallop shells, pressing edges to seal. Brush with egg. Cut leaves from remaining pastry; brush with egg, and place on shells. Cut slits in tops, and place shells on a baking sheet.

  4. Bake at 450° for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden. Serve immediately with Citrus Butter.