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Open Kitchen
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7115 Leesburg Pike - Unit 107
Falls Church, Virginia
 703-942-8148

Kenneth C. Hughes - Executive Chef


 Seared Spice Crusted Jumbo Sea Scallops
with Spicy Red Pepper Sauce & Grilled Winter Vegetable Risotto

The Scallops (1 Serving)
Ingredients:
1)   6-7 oz. of Dry Pak Dayboat Jumbo Sea Scallops
2)   Salt, Pepper, Coriander & Fennel
3)   Butter

Preparation:
1)   Season the scallops on one side with the other ingredients.
2)   Sear hot in whole butter but do not overcook.

The Sauce (3 to 4 servings)
Ingredients:
1)   1 Red Bell Pepper
2)   1 tsp. chopped Garlic
3)   1 tbs. chopped Shallot
4)   1 tbs. Chili-Powder-Cumin Spice
5)   Olive Oil
6)   1/2 cup White Wine.
7)   1 cup Cream
8)   Salt and Pepper to taste

Preparation:
1)   Saute the first 4 ingredients very hot in olive oil until charred on sides.
       Don't burn the Garlic.  The spice cooks dark.
2)   Deglaze with white wine, simmer briefly and add the cream.
3)   Bubble and blend to smooth sauce.
4)   Season with salt and pepper.

The Risotto & Grilled Winter Vegetables
Ingredients:
1)   Mushrooms - cut into small shapes
2)   Onion - cut into small shapes
3)   Turnip - cut into small shapes
4)   Rutabaga = cut into small shapes
5)   Parsnip - cut into small shapes
6)   Carrot Shapes
7)   A light diluted Vinaigrette or Lemon Citronee
8)   1 cup Arborio Rice
9)   Salt and Pepper to taste
10) Parmesan Cheese
11) Fresh Herbs
12) Butter
13) Extra Virgin Olive Oil
14) 1/2 tbs. mined Garlic
15) 3/4 cup White Wine
16) 1 cup Stock or Water

Preparation:
1)   Soak the the vegetables (the first 6 ingredients) in the vinaigrette or lemon
       citronee and then pre-grill them.
2)   Saute the rice in olive oil.  Cook down in normal manner to mid point,
       then reserve on side.  This is the Risotto.
3)   Saute the garlic and the vegetables in one tablespoon of the olive oil.
4)   Deglaze with the white wine and reintroduce the risotto product.  Then
       slowly add some of the stock or water.
5)   Cook on medium heat, stirring frequently, and continue to add the stock
       or water until cooked al dente (firm).
6)   Finish with salt and pepper, parmesan cheese, and the fresh herbs &
       butter.



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