Absolutely wonderful! Easy to make, but tastes great – prepare it for guests or as a special treat for the family. If you can’t find bay scallops, substitute sea scallops, but cut them in quarters.
In a medium-size saucepan, bring the water, wine, and vinegar to a boil. Add the scallops and simmer for 5 minutes. Drain and set aside; reserve the cooking liquid.
Wipe out the saucepan and return to the stove. Add the butter and allow it to melt over medium heat. Stir in the flour and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Add the reserved cooking liquids and stir until thickened. Stir in the mayonnaise and thyme. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add the scallops and serve at once or transfer to a double boiler and keep warm.