Delectable Duo Delight—Dinner for 2

Delectable Duo Delight is a romantic dinner for two, combining French and Italian flavors. Enjoy succulent pan-seared scallops atop creamy risotto, accompanied by a delicate white wine sauce. Finish with a side of garlicky green beans for an easy yet elegant dining experience.

Meal Type



French Italian Fusion



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You Need This Stuff

  • 8 large scallops
  • 1/2 cup Arborio rice
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 small shallot, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp butter, divided
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 lb green beans, trimmed
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Do This With That Stuff

  1. Wash and pat dry 8 large scallops, season with salt and pepper, and set aside
  2. In a medium saucepan, heat 1 tbsp of butter over medium heat, add minced shallot and garlic, cook until softened but not browned
  3. Add 1/2 cup Arborio rice to the saucepan, stir to coat with butter, cook for 2 minutes
  4. Pour in 1/4 cup white wine, cook until absorbed by the rice
  5. Ladle in chicken broth one ladle at a time, stirring constantly and allowing each addition to be absorbed before adding more
  6. Continue this process until all chicken broth is used up and rice is cooked al dente
  7. Stir in 1/4 cup heavy cream and 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese into the risotto, season with salt and pepper to taste; keep warm on low heat
  8. Fill a large skillet with water up to an inch below the steamer basket level; bring water to a boil
  9. Place trimmed green beans in the steamer basket; cover with a lid; steam for 5-7 minutes or until tender-crisp; remove from heat; set aside
  10. In the same large skillet (now empty), heat 1 tbsp olive oil and remaining 1 tbsp butter over medium-high heat
  11. Add seasoned scallops to the skillet; sear for about 2 minutes per side or until golden brown and cooked through (opaque)
  12. Divide risotto between two plates; top each plate with four seared scallops; arrange green beans on the side of each plate

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Beti’s Reflections

Bonjour, my fellow foodies! I recently stumbled upon a divine recipe while exploring the enchanting world of French Italian fusion cuisine. The Delectable Duo Delight is a romantic dinner for two that will transport your taste buds to the charming streets of Paris and the sun-kissed hills of Tuscany. Trust me, this scallops risotto recipe is one you’ll want to share with someone special!

The Delectable Duo Delight is perfect for an intimate dinner for two, combining succulent pan-seared scallops atop creamy Parmesan risotto with a side of garlicky green beans. This dish is not suitable for those with shellfish allergies or dietary restrictions like vegan or gluten-free diets. However, if you’re craving an elegant seafood dinner idea, this one’s for you!

Our star ingredients include 8 large scallops, Arborio rice, chicken broth, white wine, heavy cream, grated Parmesan cheese, shallot, garlic cloves, butter and olive oil. These ingredients come together to create a harmonious symphony of flavors – the tender seared scallops are complemented by the rich and creamy risotto with Arborio rice while the crisp green beans add a delightful crunch.

To create this masterpiece, start by washing and seasoning your scallops before setting them aside. In a saucepan, cook minced shallot and garlic in butter until softened but not browned. Add Arborio rice to coat with butter and cook briefly before pouring in white wine. Gradually ladle in chicken broth while stirring constantly until absorbed by the rice. Once cooked al dente, stir in heavy cream and Parmesan cheese into the risotto before seasoning it to taste.

For your green bean side dish recipe component, steam trimmed green beans until tender-crisp. Finally, sear your seasoned scallops in olive oil and butter until golden brown and cooked through (opaque). Plate your creamy Parmesan risotto, top it with the seared scallops, and arrange the green beans on the side for a truly delectable duo delight.

The Delectable Duo Delight is a celebration of French Italian cuisine that will leave you and your loved one craving more. This easy scallop risotto meal is perfect for a romantic dinner for two or an elegant seafood dinner party. So go ahead, indulge in this gourmet scallop recipe and let your taste buds embark on a culinary adventure they won’t forget! Bon appétit and buon appetito!

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