Lobster Risotto

lobster risottoHaving easy access to lobster most of the year, I have become the Bubba (think Forrest Gump) of lobster.  It’s good just about any way you fix it, but one of my favorite recipes is lobster risotto.  Don’t fool yourself into thinking it’s difficult because it’s not, and it’s a dish that will have your dinner companions asking for more.  

Lobster Risotto

1 t. olive or vegetable oil

4 T. unsalted butter

2 shallots, finely chopped

1 1/2 c. arborio rice

1/2 t. cayenne pepper

1/3 c. dry white vermouth (white wine will work, too)

6-6 1/2 c. chicken stock, heated

8 oz. cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered (can be omitted if

you aren’t crazy about tomatoes or don’t have them on hand)

2-3 T. cream (I use heavy but whipping is OK)

2 c. lobster meat cut into chunks

2 T. dill

salt/white pepper

Heat oil and half the butter in large pan over medium heat. Add shallots and cook til softened.

cooking away/lobster risottoAdd rice and cayenne; stir for about 2 minutes til rice is well coated with oil and butter.

Add vermouth (or wine) and about 1 c. of broth. Stir til stock is absorbed. Continue the stock addition til all is gone. This takes about 20-25 minutes. I’ve found you don’t have to constantly stir, but keep an eye on the risotto so it doesn’t cook dry. It should have a creamy texture and be tender but firm to the bite.

Stir in tomatoes and cream and cook for about 2 minutes.  Add the cooked lobster, remaining butter and dill and cook til lobster is heated through.

  This is enough for about 4-6 servings, and you don’t need anything else but a green salad and  yummy bread.


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19 thoughts on “Lobster Risotto

  1. Thanks for visiting!.., The book that you are reading; ‘Fall of Giants’, sounds interesting, especially with all of that tea drinking!

    The Risotto recipe looks amazing!.., Thanks for sharing it with us..,
    Unfortunately I am allergic to shell fish,(however with the Dill and other ingredients, perhaps I could adapt the recipe to use Salmon instead)..,

    Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

  2. I am SO saving this recipe! I have shellfish allergies too but fish and shrimp are ok, so I will sub them and Himself will over the moon (He adores this kind of meal!)

  3. I love Lobster Risotto, but I’ve never prepared it – I’ve only eaten it in restaurants. Your recipe doesn’t sound difficult (other than having access to fresh shell fish). I will be definitely be taking this recipe with me the next time I go to Florida. We stay in a condo and eat fresh fish every day, because it is such a treat for us. Thank you for sharing the recipe, and thank you for linking to Favorite Things. laurie

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