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 Yard in Ivanhoe Village, demonstrates his recipe for Wild Mushroom Risotto with Pan-seared Sea Scallops.

Risotto is labor intensive, but Rains gives some practical ideas on building the rice dish. And he shows how to wonderfully sear the scallops.

Check out the video below and then give the recipe a try.




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 ground black pepper, to taste

1 bay leaf

1 strip of lemon peel

1/2 cup significant cream (space temperature )

4 tablespoons unsalted butter (cold)


1 Orange for zesting

6 tablespoons finely grated parmesan

4 teaspoons capers


12 massive sea scallops seasoned with salt

3 tablespoons olive oil

Planning the risotto:

In a little saucepan heat the rooster inventory with the bay leaf and lemon peel right up until it boils then transform off the heat and set aside.

In a 4-quart sauce pot, heat the olive oil about medium warmth until smoking warm then add mushrooms and cook dinner right up until golden brown. Next add onions and stir in with the mushrooms until finally they turn out to be tender and translucent. Then insert the uncooked rice to the onion and mushroom mixture and stir alongside one another until finally well blended. Increase the white wine and stir with the rice right up until the wine is diminished by half. Start incorporating the scorching rooster inventory one particular cup at a time (it is significant to constantly stir the risotto). Once the inventory is practically absorbed into the rice insert a single a lot more cup of stock, repeat this process till all the stock has been additional to the rice. From get started to end it will get 25-30 minutes of stirring and incorporating stock for the risotto to be cooked you want the rice to be business but also a creamy texture. Subsequent include the product, butter, salt and pepper, and fold into the rice. Set the risotto aside and sear the scallops.

For the Scallops:

In a big sauté pan warmth the olive oil on higher warmth until smoking cigarettes warm then increase the scallops. Prepare dinner right up until golden brown on bottom then convert and brown the other facet. About 2 minutes for each side for cooking time.


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

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