If you buy frozen, be sure there isn’t a block of ice at the bottom of the package. If there is, it means they have been frozen, thawed, and re-frozen.
If it smells right
They are in good shape if they smell good enough to eat.
Green onions can alway substituted for shallots.
When coating the scallops in flour, use a sieve to get rid of the extra flour.
Roux of thumb
Use 2 tablespoons of flour per cup of liquid when putting together a roux.
When flour and fat are cooked together for several minutes is known as a white roux.
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