Girls love to get together and catch up over canapés and luxurious drinks! This October, get your girlfriends together for a girl's night in and help raise money to support breast cancer research. Indulge your friends by cooking up a storm of cranberry-inspired canapés, sweet treats and refreshing cocktails.
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Risotto spoons with Scallops, Cranberries, Parsley, Lemon Zest & ChilliIngredients
60g Vialone nano rice
1 tsp Shallot, chopped
1 tsp Celery, chopped
¼ Clove of garlic, chopped
½ L Vegetable stock
2 Tbsp Dry vermouth
6 Scallops finely chopped
1 Tbsp Dried cranberries, reconstituted in a little boiling water
1 Tbsp Flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
Zest of ½ a lemon, finely grated
Very small pinch of dried chilli
Squeeze of lemon juice
½ Tbsp Unsalted butter
1 tsp Grated Parmesan
Freshly ground black pepperMethod:
1.Heat a large saucepan until hot and add ½ tablespoon of butter. Add the shallots, celery and garlic and cook, stirring constantly until soft.
2. Add the rice and cooking for a further 30 seconds. Add the vermouth and cook until it has evaporated. Start adding the chicken stock slowly, stirring constantly at all times. After 15 minutes, add the cranberries, chilli, lemon zest and scallops and stir to combine.
3. Cook for a further 5 minutes and stir in the butter, Parmesan and parsley. Season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to serve.