• Ingredients: 15
  • Serves: 8

Puff pastry turnovers with shrimp, scallops and spinach with 17 1/4-ounce package frozen puff pastry , thawed, uncooked large shrimp, peeled, deveined, sea scallops, halved horizontally.

Ingredients

  • 1 17 1/4-ounce package frozen puff pastry , thawed
  • 16 uncooked large shrimp, peeled, deveined
  • 8 sea scallops, halved horizontally

Artichokes:

Stew:

  • 1 bunch chives, chopped

For brioche toasts

  • *available at some specialty foods shops and by mail order from American Spoon Foods, tel. 222-5886
  • **available at specialty foods and cheese shops and by mail order from Maytag Dairy Farms, tel. 247-2458

Serving

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Fresh Italian parsley sprigs

For plating

  • Special equipment: cheesecloth; a deep-fat thermometer

For assembly

Directions

  1. Step 1 Preheat oven to 500°F. Melt butter in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and shallots; sauté 5 minutes.

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  2. Step 2 Add cream, wine and broth. Boil until mixture is reduced to 1 cup, about 12 minutes. Mix in mustard and vinegar, then spinach.
  3. Step 3 Roll out 1 pastry sheet on lightly floured surface to 12-inch square. Place 1/8 of spinach mixture on bottom half of 1 square.
  4. Step 4 Top spinach mixture with 2 shrimp and 2 scallop halves. Brush pastry edges with water. Fold unfilled half of pastry over filling, forming rectangle.

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  5. Step 5 Press edges of pastry closed with tines of fork. Place pastry on large baking sheet. Repeat with remaining pastry, spinach mixture, shrimp and scallops.

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  6. Step 6 Bake pastries 5 minutes. Reduce heat to 375°F. Bake pastries until puffed and golden brown, about 15 minutes longer.