Maison Travers

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Try a French classic today. This is a very elegant dish, perfect as a starter for a fancy dinner party or just as a light meal for yourself and a loved one. Do not be put off by the seemingly long list of ingredients, it is actually very easy to pull together.

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Serves 4

Ingredients:

450g / 1 pound bay scallops
1 small onion, finely diced
1/2 lemon, sliced
1 bay leaf
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/2 cup water
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons diced shallots
1/2 teaspoon crushed garlic
170g / 6 oz baby chanterelle mushrooms, stems removed and wiped clean
2 tablespoons flour
1/2 cup whole milk
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
Pinch salt and freshly ground black pepper
Pinch cayenne
2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup grated Gruyere
1/2 cup fine dry bread crumbs
1 tablespoon melted butter
1/4 cup…

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