Dad's Famous Scallop Mornay

    20 minutes

    Dad would shoot me if he knew I was giving away his secrets! You'll love this if you love scallops and pepper!!! Really easy and delish on a cold day warms up the blood...hehe. Note: all these ingredient amounts are estimates, you may need to add more cream or onion depending how much you want to make.


    Nelson-Marlborough, New Zealand
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    Serves: 6 

    • 1 large onion
    • 30-ish scallops
    • 25g butter (a generous tablespoon)
    • 1 Tsp flour
    • 1 cup cream
    • 2 or 3 good handfuls of grated smoked cheese
    • white pepper to taste

    Preparation:5min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Chop the onion, and fry with scallops for around 4-5 mins.
    2. Melt the butter in pan, when melted add flour, and whisk. Add the cream gradually, stirring each time.
    3. Add the scallops to the cream mix, bring to boil and simmer for 5 mins until scallops are cooked through. Then add the grated smoked cheese and mix
    4. Finish with a good shake of white pepper! the more the better. Serve with bread/ toast and enjoy. The trick is the smoked cheese and lots of white pepper. yum yum

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    Congratulations! I made this recipe yesterday as part of our BBQ meal, and I can tell you that my husband and guests(all kiwis) enjoyed it emmensley. The flavour through the scallops was supperb. Please Thank your father for a wonderful recipe as it was quick, easy and very enjoyable to eat. Fran WA Australia  -  05 Mar 2011


    Question: Clarification The recipe 1.cook the onion and fry with scallops for around 4-5 mins Presumably fry in some of the butter then 3. Add the scallops to the cream mix etc So the scallops are actually cooked all up for 10 mins ??  -  09 Mar 2015


    Made your Dads recipe for my Father in laws birthday with a big Pot of Scallop mornay. Outstanding quick and easy and and yum yum thank you very much for sharing your dads recipe. Highly recommend this recipe people you will not be disappointed with this one. Going to try this with crayfish and see how it turns out. Thank you once again  -  29 Jul 2017