Scallop & Lobster-Cream Cheese Risotto Cake made with RITZ Crackers
- 12 fl ozextra virgin olive oil, divided
- 12 oz.onions, finely chopped
- 2 lb.Arborio rice, uncooked
- 16 fl ozwhite wine
- 120 fl ozchicken stock, simmering
- 1 lb.bay scallops, uncooked
- 1 lb.lobster, par cooked, removed from the shell, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
- 2 oz.coldunsalted butter, 1/2-inch dice
- 4 oz.coldcream cheese, 1/2-inch dice
- 8 oz.shredded Parmesan cheese
- 2 tsp.salt
- 1 tsp.white pepper
- 15 oz.RITZ Crackers, ground fine
- 14 oz.panko bread crumbs, medium fine
- 24 fl ozsundried tomato oregano dressing
Nutrition per serving
Sweat onions in oil on medium heat until opaque. Add rice; cook about 1 min., stirring to evenly coat with oil. Stir in wine; cook until absorbed. Gradually add 1/3 of the chicken stock, stirring constantly until almost all the stock is absorbed. Repeat with the next 1/3, then the last 1/3; cook until desired consistency.
Fold in the seafood; cook until done. Quickly mix in the butter and cream cheese, then stir in the Parmesan, salt and pepper.
Spread mixture onto 2 half-sheet pans and refrigerate at least 2 hours (or overnight) or until firm.
Use 2-1/2-inch-round cookie cutter to cut rice mixture into 50 cakes; place in parchment paper-lined sheet pans and refrigerate until firm.
Combine the cracker crumbs and bread crumbs; press each cake firmly in the crumb mixture, turning to evenly coat all sides.
For each serving: Cook 1 risotto cake in 1 tsp. oil, turning until both sides are golden brown. Spoon about 1 Tbsp. vinaigrette onto serving plate; top with cake.