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Scallop rillettes with lemon and vanilla

Scallop rillettes with lemon and  vanilla


6 prepared scallops, with the coral cut into quarters

100g finely chopped shallots

100g finely chopped onions

200g pouring cream

100g Isigny AOP butter

3 centilitres of Noilly Prat (or vermouth or Martini)

The zest and juice of one lemon

A whole vanilla pod

Table salt, freshly ground pepper, butter for cooking.


In a frying  pan, sweat the shallots and the onions with some butter, add the scallops and fry t hem until the pan is dry and the contents starting to brown.


Deglaze the pan with the Noilly Prat, then add the cream and the vanilla pod, cut in two lengthways. Keep the cream moving, scraping the bottom of the  pan while it cooks for three minutes, before transferring the contents of the pan to a blender. Blend the mix to a particle size of just under a millimetre, turn it out and set aside to cool off. Once it is at room temperature, add the lemon zest and juice as well as the butter, chopped finely. Season and put in a cool place to rest for two to three hours, before spreading your potted scallops on small squares or circles of toast.

a 500g jar

Preparation time
20 mn

Cooking time
10 mn