I find scallops to be a tricky ingredient to deal with. They are delicious but it’s so easy to get it wrong when cooking it. It’s not good to under cook it as it can be dangerous if the scallops are not fresh… and if you over cook it, then it becomes tough. So to enjoy scallops you have to get it just right 🙂 and this recipe for scallops au gratin is a good way to start.
I’ve tried several recipes and I find that scallops au gratin are a nice and safe way of cooking it. It’s quite a quick dish to prepare but you have to stick with the timings otherwise it may not come out as good.
In this occasion I didn’t find fresh scallops so I ended up buying frozen ones. I know it’s not the best option but I really wanted to cook this dish for my boyfriend so I took the chance. And I wasn’t disappointed 🙂 The scallops were just the right size without being too small and the consistency was spot on. And the sauce prevents it from drying out when you take it to the grill… it’s really a nice way to start a meal 🙂