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Thyme Pecorino Risotto with Pan Seared Scallops and Arugula

This delicious recipe is from cooking coach Monica Puri Bangia, author of the Sharing Plate blog. Monica studied at the French Culinary Institute in New York City and shares simple recipes made with delicious, healthful ingredients. Monica had this to say about her recipe: “We all love scallops in our family. Especially with some delicious risotto! A lot of people are intimidated to make risotto … but one just needs to have a bit of patience. The method is quite simple and the flavor combinations are limitless. I decided to add fresh thyme and Pecorino cheese in this dish. I love Pecorino for its delicious punch of flavor”.
Yield: Serves 4
Total Time: 55 min
Prep: 10 min
Cook: 45 min
Additional:
Ingredients
2 medium shallots, chopped
3 garlic cloves, chopped
4 to 5 sprigs fresh thyme
1 cup Arborio rice
½ cup half and half
1 cup Pecorino cheese, shredded
Salt and pepper
3 cups baby arugula
Juice of half lemon
Preparation
1.  Make the risotto: Heat a large frying pan with 2 tablespoons olive oil on medium heat. Add the shallots and cloves and sauté on medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the thyme and rice and sauté for a minute.
2.  Add the chicken broth by half a cup at a time, stirring constantly on medium heat. Keep repeating the process until the rice is cooked. Add the half and half and cheese. Taste for seasonings and add salt and pepper as desired.
3.  Make the scallops: Heat a large non-stick pan and add 2 tablespoons oil. Sauté the scallops on high and brown on both sides, about 2 minutes each (depending on the size of the scallops). Taste and add salt and pepper as desired.
4.  Make the salad: Toss the arugula with the lemon juice, 2 teaspoons oil, salt and pepper.
5.  To serve: Divide risotto between serving plates. Top each with three scallops and a cup of arugula salad. Enjoy!
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