Thursday, March 15, 2007

Lemon & Shrimp Risotto

This is the photo..right before I was ready to serve it. And..that's my son, dying to sprinkle more chopped parsley on his.

I got this from, if you want to see the original click here. You can see how others did it.

I added pine nuts, shitake mushrooms and shrimp, and changed some quantities. And it was so good. And, dare I say, even better the next day?


4 cups chicken broth
2 cups water from shrimp or more chicken broth
3 1/2 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
2 large shallots, chopped
1 package shitake mushrooms chopped
2 cups arborio rice or medium-grain white rice
1/4 cup dry white wine
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese (about 3 ounces)
1/2 lb raw shrimp
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
4 teaspoons grated lemon peel
1/4 cup toasted pine nuts

Boil raw shrimp until cooked, drain and cool, reserving cooking liquid. Add 2 cups to the chicken both. Bring broth to simmer in large saucepan over medium heat. Reduce heat to low; cover to keep warm. Melt 1 1/2 tablespoons butter with oil in heavy large saucepan over medium heat. Add shallots and sauté until tender, about 6 minutes. Add mushrooms and cook 3 minutes more. Add rice; stir 1 minute. Add wine and stir until evaporated, about 30 seconds. Add 1 1/2 cups hot broth; simmer until absorbed, stirring frequently. Add remaining broth 1/2 cup at a time, allowing broth to be absorbed before adding more and stirring frequently until rice is creamy and tender, about 35 minutes. Stir in cheese and remaining 2 tablespoons butter. Stir in parsley, lemon juice, and lemon peel. Stir in shrimp and toasted pine nuts.



Karina said...


This risotto looks fabulous! [And I love the photo - with the hand-in-motion. ;-)]

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chrisd said...

That looks so yummy!

Rebecca said...

Italians in Italy NEVER have cheese with seafood. My husband had a waitress threaten to take his food away from him (seafood dish) if he insisted on putting cheese on it. And there is actually a good reason for this - seafood and milk products can be very bad for the digestive tract - that's part of the kosher diet as well.

Mrs. G.F. said...

Thanks for taking the time to comment Rebecca. It is interesting.

However, I am Italian American and we do combine cheese and seafood quite and bit, and the resulting dish is delicious. Don't knock it 'til you try it!


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