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Creamy risotto with grapefruit and fried scallops


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  • For the risotto:
  • 50 grams of ham
  • 2 shallots
  • 30 grams of beef bone marrow
  • 1 dl of white wine
  • 200g Arborio rice (risotto special)
  • 1 litre of stock
  • 50 grams of butter
  • 50 grams of duck fat
  • 50 grams of parmesan
  • For the scallops:
  • 30 of scallops
  • 50 grams of duck fat
  • Salt, pepper, Espelette
  • 1 dl whipped cream
  • 2 Florida Grapefruits
  • 1 sprig of tarragon


servings 6
Level of difficulty Easy
Cost Budget Friendly


Step 1

For the risotto:

Remove the zest of half of one of the two grapefruit. Cut this zest into thin strips, then caramelise them gently in water with sugar brought to a simmer. Peel the grapefruits and cut out the segments. Break off a few sprigs of tarragon. In a small frying pan, fry the bone marrow and the ham, cut into small cubes, then add the chopped shallots. Melt without browning. Add the rice, coating it in the fat from the pan. Fry until it "crackles". Then pour in the white wine. Reduce until dry, then add the stock, covering the ingredients. Simmer on low heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spatula. Add more stock, gradually, as soon as it has reduced. Repeat this process until the rice is cooked "al dente".
Add the butter and Parmesan, stirring until everything is mixed well together.
Add the grapefruit segments, the zest and the tarragon.
At the last minute, mix in the whipped cream to the risotto to make it creamy.

For the scallops:
Season the scallops then fry them in a nonstick pan with a little duck fat.

Step 2

Spoon the risotto into a shallow dish, lay the scallops on the rice. Sprinkle the caramelised zests and tarragon on top. Enjoy!


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