Shrimp and Scallop Fondue Provencale

Shrimp and Scallop Fondue Provencale

8 ounces sea scallops, cut in half horizontally

8 ounces jumbo shrimp, cut in half horizontally

Fresh basil leaves, to garnish

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 small onion, finely chopped

1 clove garlic, finely chopped

1 pound tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped

1 tablespoon tomato puree

2 teaspoons herbes de Provence

2 tablespoons white wine

3 cups court bouillon or fish stock

Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Prepare the Provencale sauce: Heat oil in fondue pot over medium heat. Cook onions, garlic and tomatoes for 10 minutes. Stir in tomato puree, herbes de Provence and white wine. Season to taste with salt and pepper, cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Transfer mixture to an electric blender and puree until smooth. Transfer to a warmed serving bowl.

Ready the fondue: Clean fondue pot. Pour in enough court bouillon or stock to fill pan half or two-thirds full. Heat until liquid is simmering. Transfer fondue pot to table and adjust flame so liquid continues to simmer.

Presentation: Cook scallops and shrimp in fondue for 2 minutes. Serve with Provencale sauce for dunking, along with brown bread cubes, sliced cucumber or avocado wedges and pasta salad for a main course.

Source: Adapted recipe from Wendy Veale’s “Le Creuset’s Fondue Cookery”

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