Entrées Side Dishes

Toasted Bay Scallop Mac & Cheese

  • 1:05 TIME
  • 12 portions

Preparation

Toasted Bay Scallop Mac & Cheese Ingredients

Unsalted butter, melted

6 fl oz 

Bay scallops

24 oz

 

Medium shrimp, deveined, cooked

36 ea 

Shallot, minced

4 Tbsp 

Garlic, minced

2 Tbsp 

Stouffer’s White Cheddar Mac & Cheese

6 1/4 lbs 

Fresh corn, roasted, cut from the cobb

3 cups 

Fresh tarragon, picked, chopped

2 Tbsp 

Crunchy Cracker Topping, see related recipe

12 Tbsp 

Thin sliced lemon wheel

12 ea 

Fresh tarragon, picked

as needed 
   

Crunchy Cracker Topping Ingredients

  

Snack crackers, crushed                         

1 cup 

Parmesan, grated

1/2 cup 

Seafood spice seasoning, such as Old Bay

1 Tbsp 

 

Toasted Bay Scallop Mac & Cheese Method

  1. To serve one portion, in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat add a ½ fl. oz. of melted butter and 2 oz. bay scallops.
  2. When the scallops start to brown, add 3 shrimps, shallots and garlic. Cook until translucent and fragrant.
  3. Ladle 9 oz. of Stouffer’s White Cheddar Mac & Cheese into pan along with roasted corn, fresh tarragon, and mix thoroughly until heated through.
  4. Plate the Toasted Bay Scallop Mac & Cheese in an oven safe serving bowl and top with 1 Tbsp. of the Crunchy Cracker Topping and bake at 350°F until topping forms a bubbly and golden-brown crust.
  5. To prepare a fried lemon garnish, deep fry 1 thin sliced lemon wheel at 350°F until well caramelized and crispy.
  6. Garnish Toasted Bay Scallop Mac & Cheese with 1 deep fried lemon wheel and fresh tarragon leaves as needed. 

Crunchy Cracker Topping Method

  1. Combine all ingredients and store refrigerated until use.