Wild Mushroom Risotto with Pan-seared Sea Scallops from The Chef & I

This episode of Compliments of the Chef could be titled Compliments of The Chef & I as Chris Rains, chef/operator of The Chef & I at Corridor on the Lawn in Ivanhoe Village, demonstrates his recipe for Wild Mushroom Risotto with Pan-seared Sea Scallops.

Risotto is labor intensive, but Rains presents some handy suggestions on making the rice dish. And he displays how to superbly sear the scallops.

Observe the movie underneath and then give the recipe a test.


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Pan Seared Scallops and Mushroom Risotto

(4 servings)


2 tablespoons olive oil

2 cups mushrooms sliced

1 cup white wine

5 cups unseasoned rooster stock

1/4 cup diced onions

2 cups risotto

Salt and freshly floor black pepper, to flavor

1 bay leaf

1 strip of lemon peel

1/2 cup hefty cream (home temperature )

4 tablespoons unsalted butter (cold)


1 Orange for zesting

6 tablespoons finely grated parmesan

4 teaspoons capers


12 large sea scallops seasoned with salt

3 tablespoons olive oil

Preparing the risotto:

In a modest saucepan heat the hen stock with the bay leaf and lemon peel until it boils then turn off the heat and set aside.

In a 4-quart sauce pot, warmth the olive oil over medium heat right up until smoking cigarettes warm then incorporate mushrooms and cook dinner till golden brown. Next include onions and stir in with the mushrooms until finally they come to be tender and translucent. Then add the uncooked rice to the onion and mushroom mixture and stir collectively until eventually very well mixed. Increase the white wine and stir with the rice till the wine is minimized by half. Commence incorporating the incredibly hot rooster inventory 1 cup at a time (it’s critical to continuously stir the risotto). At the time the inventory is virtually absorbed into the rice add a single extra cup of inventory, repeat this procedure until all the inventory has been included to the rice. From commence to end it will get 25-30 minutes of stirring and adding inventory for the risotto to be cooked you want the rice to be agency but also a creamy texture. Following increase the cream, butter, salt and pepper, and fold into the rice. Established the risotto apart and sear the scallops.

For the Scallops:

In a substantial sauté pan heat the olive oil on substantial warmth until smoking cigarettes hot then incorporate the scallops. Prepare dinner right up until golden brown on base then transform and brown the other aspect. About 2 minutes for every side for cooking time.


Divide the risotto on four plates and location 3 scallops on the risotto. Garnish with the parmesan and capers then end with a little bit of orange zest ( use micro aircraft for the orange).

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