Friday, March 21, 2014

FFWD - Scallop and Onion Tartes Fines



This week's French Friday with Dorie is a little fishy - it is Scallop and Onion Tartes Fines.  Basically, this dish comprises discs of puff pastry baked flat, then topped with caramelised onion, bacon and sliced scallops.  The full recipe is available online here.

I liked the caramelised onion with bacon, but I thought that the scallops on top were just weird.  The flavours didn't seem to go that well, and the scallop was somewhat overwhelmed by the onion. I would prefer these with no scallops and more bacon.

To see what the other Doristas thought of this week's recipe, visit the LYL section of the FFWD website.

24 comments:

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

It does sound a little on the odd side I must admit! :)

2paw said...

Yes, perhaps scallops are a little too delicate for this recipe. I like our local scallops which are quite small and always have the roe attached!! Your tart looks very beautiful!!

Emily said...

Yours' looking good! I liked the onion and bacon relish too!

Ei said...

I'm sorry you didn't like this. I used shrimp instead, and thought it was very tasty. I will admit that the pictures of people's semi-cooked scallops don't look especially enticing. I'd have tried it if I thought my son would eat it, but I'm kind of glad I chose the shrimp route instead.

Kari said...

This does seem unusual, but also very fancy!

Mardi Michels said...

I thought this was just plain odd too. That's why I seared the scallops but it was still strange to eat. Loved the flavours, just the format (stuff on pastry) didn't quite work for me.

tricia s. said...

Good for you for trying this. I think most of us had to be a bit brave on testing this combo. My guys did like it (no way for me- I can't take the texture of scallops, regardless of flavor)but I honestly think they would have preferred plain tartes with bacon onion relish instead. I, on the other hand, love the pastry so much I could literally eat it plain !

Susan Lester said...

We really thought we'd enjoy these, but they just weren't for us, either.

Have a lovely weekend!

Rose said...

My thoughts exactly! I was loving these until the scallops were added.

Kathy said...

As a scallop lover…I thought these were quite good! Sorry they didn’t do it for you! At least youI enjoyed the caramelized onions. Enjoy your weekend!

Adriana said...

I'm wishing I could have a bite out of the tarts as intended. There must have been something in the barely cooked scallop that worked well with the onions and bacon. I love all of the ingredients on their own.

Betsy said...

Though I did like it, I agree that it would be as good or better with just the onion topping with extra bacon (no scallops). Have a great weekend.

Trevor Sis Boom said...

Not for me either but was glad to have made them. Just won't want them again.

Teresa said...

I agree. The scallops were a bit wasted on this dish, but the bacon-onion mixture was a treat.

Cher Rockwell said...

I really did enjoy this, although I could have eaten the pancetta/ onion mixture all on its own and would have been happy with just that!

Have a great weekend.

dulceshome.com said...

I didn't get to these this week, too much going on (and to be honest, I didn't think it sounded that great for the calories involved!). But good work for making the attempt. It sounds like everyone really enjoyed the caramelized onions and bacon...

Diane Balch said...

The flavors didn't blend because they weren't cooked together...is what I am thinking now. Seafood and pork usually go so well together, but they are always cooked together so the fat of pork mixes with the fish and then they blend.

Nana said...

I don't like scallops, but using the little ones were
okay for me. The best part was the onion and bacon combo. Very tasty.

Andrea_TheKitchenLioness said...

Your tarte fine looks scrumptious - too bad you did not quite enjoy the combination of onions, bacon and seafood but them again, these tarts are probably equally delicious without the thinly slices scallops.
Have a nic eSunday!

Mary Hirsch said...

Nothing is wrong with the "more bacon" idea. Personally I think this would have been better as a "small bite" (smaller circle) with just a scallop or shrimp or cheese (melted) on top. Loved the onion-bacon spread.

Maria Zioga said...

I skipped this one. I had a feeling that it would be kinda "fishy" so I passed. However, I think the idea of putting caramelised onions and bacon on top of flaky pastry sounds extremely good! I love colours of your plate!

TeaLady said...

I decided beforehand that raw scallops just would not do so I seared mine and the sweetness matched the sweet onions. Onions and bacon - yum!!

Cakelaw said...

Thanks!

yummychunklet said...

Well, you can't go wrong with more bacon!