National Coquilles Saint Jacques Day

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National Coquilles Saint Jacques Day in USA in 2025
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Dates of National Coquilles Saint Jacques Day
2025 USA Friday, May 16thNational Coquilles Saint Jacques Day
2024 USA Thursday, May 16thNational Coquilles Saint Jacques Day
2023 USA Tuesday, May 16thNational Coquilles Saint Jacques Day
2022 USA Monday, May 16thNational Coquilles Saint Jacques Day
2021 USA Sunday, May 16thNational Coquilles Saint Jacques Day
Summary
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Coquilles Saint-Jacques is a classic French dish that typically consists of scallops, typically sautéed or grilled, served in their shells with a variety of different sauces. The name "Coquilles Saint-Jacques" literally means "St. James shells," which refers to the scallop shells that the dish is traditionally served in.

The scallops are usually sautéed with butter, garlic, shallots and white wine, then served in their own shells with the butter and white wine sauce. Sometimes breadcrumbs, cheese and herbs are added to the dish for added flavor, and it is then placed under the grill until golden brown.

It is a popular and classic dish in French cuisine and is usually served as an appetizer or as a main course. It is often considered a fancy or special occasion dish, and can be found in many French restaurants.

The dish is also quite versatile, some variations can include the addition of mushroom, cream, or other seasonings and other seafood like shrimp or crab.

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