Do you fancy yourself a fancy home cook? Yes? Then you must try this recipe for Tahitian Vanilla Seared Sea Scallops with Lemon Coconut Risotto and Vanilla Bean Buerre Blanc from our friend (and incredible talent in the kitchen!) Shanna Schad of Pineapple and Coconut fame. You heard it right, vanilla in a SAVORY dish.
Vanilla, although not actually sweet itself, brings out sweetness in other ingredients. That’s why you see vanilla in chocolate confections, ice creams and all sorts of desserts. But some meats are sweet as well; think shrimp, scallops, and pork. Any meat dish served up with a sweet sauce could benefit from a little vanilla. How about Hawaiian chicken, BBQ anything, duck with apricots, or venison in a cherry sauce? Is your imagination going crazy now?
Shanna Schad’s fancy recipe challenge that calls for double the vanilla. Not only is Tahitian vanilla extract used to sear the sea scallops themselves, but a Tahitian vanilla bean is also in the accompanying beurre blanc. Those teeny tiny seeds are so beautiful in the sauce! As if that isn’t enough, Shanna takes it over the top with the lemon coconut risotto!
We’re inspired. And to inspire you to challenge yourself and make this delicious recipe at home, we have a special deal for you. Grab all the Tahitian vanilla you need to make this fancy dish at home at a 15% discount. Cash in with this coupon code and buy online now!
Bake with love, bake with Vanilla From Tahiti!
Photos by Shanna Schad, Pineapple & Coconut