Thyme Roasted Sea Scallops, Sweet Corn Risotto, with Parsley Truffle Emulsion

Total Time:
20 min
Prep:
20 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • Risotto:
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 shallots, peeled and minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • 1 1/2 cups arborio rice
  • 2 cups dry white wine
  • 4 cups heated corn stock, see cook's note (sodium free chicken broth and be substituted)
  • 2 ears corn, kernels removed and cream pressed from the cob
  • Kosher salt and ground white pepper
  • 1/4 ounce butter
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • Parsley Sauce:
  • 1 bunch parsley stems, removed and chopped
  • 1/2 ounce butter
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • 1 small black truffle washed and chopped
  • Kosher salt and ground white pepper
  • 12 fresh sea scallops, patted dry and foot removed
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 sprigs thyme
  • 1/4 ounce butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
Directions

Cook's Note: Corn Stock: With a sharp knife remove the kernels from the cobs, then run the back of the knife down the cob pressing out the cream and reserving it with the kernels. Cover the cobs with water and bring to a boil and let simmer for about 30 minutes and strain. Place back into the pot and keep at a simmer.

Risotto: Preheat a wide saucepan then add the olive oil to coat the bottom of the pan. Add the shallots, garlic, bay leaf, and thyme, and cook until translucent.

Add the arborio rice and stir frequently to coat with the oil. Deglaze with the white wine and keep stirring, you will need to stir throughout this whole recipe.

When the rice has absorbed the wine, add the hot corn stock in three equal amounts and keep the rice at a constant boil while stirring. After the addition of the third equal amount add the corn and cream, when the liquid is absorbed and the rice is cooked, adjust seasonings with salt and pepper, then fold in the parmesan and butter, and remove from heat.

Sauce: Place the vegetable stock and the parsley in a bar blender and puree until smooth and bright green, then strain through a fine mesh strainer. Combine the liquid and the truffles in a small saucepot and bring almost to a boil. Whisk the butter and adjust with salt and pepper, then set aside.

Scallops: Preheat a skillet and cover with olive oil, add the seasoned scallops to the pan and saute on both sides for about 5 minutes, while cooking the scallops, add the butter and thyme to the skillet, and baste the scallop while cooking.

Place equal amounts of risotto in the center of 4 plates and top each with 3 scallops. Lightly cover the scallops with the parsley sauce.


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