Escallops in Shells


  • 1½ doz. small escallops
  • 1 oz. butter
  • 1 cup fresh breadcrumbs
  • cayenne pepper
  • a little chopped parsley
  • a little lemon juice
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 gill white sauce


Prepare the escallops and 6 shells. Butter the shells and sprinkle in a few breadcrumbs. Put 3 escallops in each and season with cayenne, chopped parsley and a drop or two of lemon juice. Mix a little pepper and salt with the remaining breadcrumbs. Cover the escallops with white sauce, sprinkle with breadcrumbs, place bits of butter on top and bake for about 20 min. in a fairly hot oven (375° F., Gas 5).