Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Scallop & Artichoke Pie



January & February are such lame months for fresh produce here in the Northeast, so why not use what is available and in season?

We can practically get anything these days in the supermarket, even basil in the middle of the winter. But it just doesn't seem right for me to make recipes using tomatoes, basil or corn, that is strictly summer fare here on the east coast.

I have always read that scallops are sweetest in January, so since they looked so plump and lovely at the market, I decided to buy some.

I have been wanting to try this scallop pie recipe for some time now. It is really a quiche, using eggs and cream and artichokes with hints of smokey bacon.
It is quite special and makes a lovely light dinner on a winter night, served with a soup or salad.

It sounds like a strange combination, but it was really excellent & so easy to prepare.

The original recipe calls for Jerusalem artichokes, which I don't use, and more liquid. I changed the recipe a bit to use a can of artichokes in water and less cream.

Scallop & Artichoke Pie (adapted from Art of the Tart):

9" deep dish pie crust, uncooked (I used a pre-made Orenoeke Orchard frozen crust)

2 eggs & 2 egg yolks
1 cup of heavy cream or half and half
3 tbsp of whole milk
salt and pepper

1 can of artichokes (NOT marinated), drained
6 large sea scallops, each scallop sliced into 3 coin discs
4 slices of bacon, chopped and cooked crisp

Cut your artichokes in half and scatter them on the bottom of the uncooked pie shell.
Now lay your thinly sliced raw scallops on top of the artichokes.
Scatter your cooked bacon pieces on top of the scallops.




Whisk eggs w/ cream and milk, salt & pepper and put in a pitcher so you can easily pour over the scallop mixture without disturbing.
Pour the liquid into the pie shell and bake on a cookie sheet at 375 for about 35-40 minutes until set.

20 comments:

Culinarywannabe said...

Not the biggest scallop fan, but I would eat this with just the bacon and artichokes!

doggybloggy said...

LIGHT? Take out the scallops and the bacon and it might be a little light...

kat said...

Scallops in a pie now that's an interesting idea!

Anonymous said...

I hereby solemnly swear this dish is one of THE best I have ever tasted. Thank you again Miss Snacks.

Mil

A Feast for the Eyes said...

Tonight, I'm making your pasta with fried sage (can't wait)... now this recipe! LOVE scallops and I live near the artichoke capitol of the world (Castroville, CA) and I love those, too. Looks like it's Stacey Snacks on my meal plan for most of the week.
Will post my results and photos (which don't compare to your talent).
Your loyal fan in California

Peter M said...

This looks awesome, a poshed up quiches and 3 cheers for scallops!

Bob said...

What a lovely looking pie.

Karen said...

We love scallops - I think they'd go so well with the artichokes. Nice dish!

LaDue & Crew said...

Oh this looks soooo good! All of my favorite ingredients, too! If you were here I'd gift you with my pie crusts. I love to make them- not sure why, I just do. I love to play in dough maybe ;-) I bought some tomatoes here the other day. It's been so warm (80) out here, and they looked so good. I felt like I was eating faux tomatoes, they were so flavorless~ I learned my lesson. Time to just grow my own! You have THE best recipes!

SarahB said...

Looks like a beauty Sta!

The Duo Dishes said...

Scallops and bacon are always a winning match!

noble pig said...

I love scallops, what a cool recipe. I've never heard that about scallops, thanks for the tip.

The Food Hunter said...

Interesting idea. I love scallops. I'd give it a try!

we are never full said...

beautiful dish - i can see how all the ingredients pair so well together.

Krysta said...

i need to make this... holy cow that looks good.

AnticiPlate said...

I really cant imagine how this would taste at all! But, I trust you:)

Proud Italian Cook said...

The MIL swears by this dish, she says its the best! I believe her! You can't ever go wrong with artichokes and scallops, what a yumm combination!

Giff said...

this sounds truly delish

Colloquial Cook said...

Now this pie sounds and looks spectacular Stace, but talking of seafood on crust what about a CLAM PIZZA (suggestive winking)?

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