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Scallops, Risotto and Rapini with Lemon Herb Cream Sauce: Featuring Urban Accents!

Scallops, Risotto and Rapini with Lemon Herb Cream Sauce: Featuring Urban Accents!

This post is sponsored by Urban Accents but all opinions and recipe development are my own!

We are HUGE scallop lovers in The Martin household and when asked to partner with Urban Accents for a recipe, how could we ever say no? They are an amazing company dedicated to helping the busy home cook whip up recipes in a flash without sacrificing flavor AND saving you time! They are your self proclaimed Culinary Wingman and I am here to say I AGREE WHOLEHEARTEDLY.

For this recipe we focused solely on my personal fave, the Fishermans Wharf seasoning which is amazing with seafood, boasting a herby lemon seafood blend that any palate can appreciate! You can find all of their spices in Walmart nationwide so follow along for the recipe and go pick up you own STAT!

Fishermans Wharf Seasoning is a herby seafood blend that is amazing on fish, shellfish and even veggies!

Ingredients

  • Urban Accents Fishermans Wharf Seasoning
  • 8-10 Plump Sea Scallops
  • 1 Box of Risotto (I chose to use a garlic risotto for additional flavor!)
  • Olive Oil
  • 1 Bunch of Broccoli Rabe (Rapini for some!)
  • 1/4 cup Chicken Broth
  • 1/4 Heavy Cream
  • Splash of Chardonnay
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1 tsp chopped rosemary
  • 1 tsp chopped thyme
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 3 cloves of minced garlic
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

First and foremost, wash your scallops and make sure to blot them with a paper towel to get maximum moisture out! Season your scallops liberally with Fishermans Wharf seasoning and set aside.

Season liberally and set aside. Scallops cook quick so I leave them until the end!

Cook your risotto according to package directions and keep it on low when done cooking to keep warm for serving.

Risotto is almost done and I keep it on low to assure the cooking process is PERFECT

In a separate pot, bring water to a boil and cook the broccoli rabe for about 10 minutes to rid of the bitterness it can sometimes obtain. Drain your broccoli rabe and get a pan over medium heat with the rest of the garlic and 1-2 tbsps of olive oil and a little butter. Once the oil has heated up, saute 1 1/2 tbsp minced garlic for 30 seconds to bring out the flavor and add your broccoli rabe along with a pinch of Fishermans Wharf seasoning and cook for about 7-10 minutes bring out all the flavors.

Saute the rapini for about 7 minutes at least to develop the flavors!

Once this is all done, its time to make the cream sauce! Get another small saucepan over medium heat and saute the remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons of minced garlic with oil over medium heat. Add a splash of chardonnay to deglaze the pan a little and then add your heavy cream and chicken broth.

Heavy cream makes EVERYTHING BETTER

Scrape the bottom to get all the garlic bits off and let the sauce simmer and reduce to about half. Add your fresh rosemary, thyme and a pinch of Fishermans Wharf Seasoning. Add a touch of salt and pepper if needed.

Fishermans wharf seasoning and herbs are in while adding chicken broth balances the flavors!

Now on to the star of the dish! Get a pan over medium high heat with olive oil and cook the scallops seasoned side down for about 1 minute while seasoning the other side.

Ohh my goodness LOOK AT THAT SEAR.

After 60 seconds, a good sear should appear and those babies are ready to be flipped! Once the scallops are seared on both sides, plate your risotto, top with the scallops, drizzle the cream sauce and surround the plate with the rapini.

The final dish in alll of its glory!
I mean…how perfect of a dish is this? The Fishermans Wharf seasoning made everything packed with flavor and easy from start to finish!

This dish was beyond flavorful thanks to Urban Accents and their dedication to making spice blends that are packed with taste and love in every bottle! Go to Walmart today to stock up on your faves or check out the Urban Accents website!

Thank you so much for everything Urban Accents!
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