Nothing says super fancy snazzy like risotto and scallops. Your house will smell amazing, and you’ll feel like an absolute super star. Lemon chive butter seared scallops with parmesan risotto for the win!
I’m usually all about the zippy, quick meals with as little hands-on cooking as possible, but risotto? It’s SO worth the time and effort. Straight up, I don’t believe in risotto cheats. Baked risotto, 10 minute risotto, no stir risotto... Nooooope. I’m sure those versions taste absolutely delectable, but it ain’t risotto
In order for risotto to be risotto, it needs to have a super creamy, AH-mazing texture that legit only comes from constant “smash” stirring as I like to call it, and adding the broth warmed up and only a half cup at a time. Then some more smash stirring. Aaaaand repeat for 20 minutes or more. But like I said, SO worth it.
Plus, once you’ve plated some lemon chive butter seared scallops with parmesan risotto, you’re going to feel like a Parisian chef snagging a Michelin Star. Seriously, the fancy feel is real.
Now about those scallops real quick. The number one tip is to make sure to pat them dry, as dry as absolutely possible. The drier the better. Also, gently shake the pan around a lot to keep the scallops from sticking and tearing.
I actually made this dish for the hubby last Friday when he’d been out of town all week and I felt like an absolute super star. Looking for a date night recipe? Lemon chive butter seared scallops with parmesan risotto has you covered.Print