Monday, March 15, 2010

Shrimp Risotto - Daring Bakers - Blue Monday



From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...The March Daring Cooks challenge was hosted by Eleanor of Melbourne Food Geek and Jess of Jess the Baker. They challenged the Daring Cooks to make risotto. While they provided great instructions for the various components of risotto, leeway was also given to use another recipe, as long as the parameters of the challenge were followed. They requested that stock be homemade and the elements of their risotto base be honored. It happens that I have a wonderful risotto recipe that met those requirements. The original recipe came from Bon Appetit magazine a decade ago, and while it has been changed and massaged over the years, that recipe is the inspiration for today's shrimp risotto. If you like shrimp and risotto, I think you'll love this recipe.

Shrimp Risotto
...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite, inspired by Bon Appetit magazine

Ingredients:
Shrimp
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
1/2 pound uncooked peeled shrimp deveined and shelled (reserve shells)
1/2 cup vermouth or dry white wine
Shrimp Stock
5 cups chicken broth
1/4 cup white vermouth or dry white wine
Shrimp shells from 1/2 pound shrimp
Risotto
4 tablespoons butter
3/4 cup finely chopped onion
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1-1/2 cups arborio rice
2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley

Directions:
1) Bring broth, shrimp shells and 1/4 cup vermouth or white wine to a simmer in a medium saucepan. Simmer gently for 15 minutes. Remove shells. Keep stock warm.
2) Warm olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Saute garlic and red pepper flakes until garlic is fragrant. Add shrimp and saute just until shrimp begin to color, about 2 minutes. Add vermouth or white wine and simmer for 2 minutes longer. Drain shrimp reserving liquid. Drain shrimp, reserving cooking liquid.
3) Melt 4 tablespoons butter in heavy large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and saute until limp and a pale golden brown, about 4 minutes. Add garlic and saute until garlic is fragrant. Add rice and stir to coat, about 2 minutes. Add 2 cups broth mixture. Simmer until liquid is absorbed, stirring often. Continue adding broth mixture 1 cup at a time, stirring often and simmering until liquid is absorbed before adding more, about 20 minutes total time. Stir in reserved shrimp cooking liquid. Cook until rice is just tender and mixture is creamy, about 5 minutes longer. Remove from heat.
4) Stir shrimp and 2 tablespoons parsley into risotto. Season risotto to taste with salt and pepper. Transfer to bowls. Sprinkle with 2 teaspoons parsley. Yield 2 to 4 servings.

You might also enjoy these recipes:
Yangzhou Fried Rice - One Perfect Bite
Calas - Sweet Rice Fritters - One Perfect Bite
Warm Asian Style Rice Salad - One Perfect Bite

This post is being linked to:
Smiling Sally - Blue Monday

60 comments:

Alicia said...

Mmmmmmmm, omgosh, this looks so good. I've always been scared to make rissoto, but I'm sure my family would love it. Maybe I should try it someday.

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

Mary, this looks so delicious, can I have some please?

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Sounds wonderful! I love the liberal use of vermouth with the shrimp.

Lady Ren said...

This looks so good. I love making Risotto but have never made a Shrimp one. My go to's are mushroom, leek and butternut squash. I am looking forward to trying this one out.

sophia said...

I'm seeing so many risotto lately...now I'm really, really jealous of the arborio rice supply you guys have! I must force a friend to give me a ride to WF so I can get some arborio rice!

Kim said...

Your risotto is plated so pretty. I love that your recipe crushed red pepper. I love the heat.

theUngourmet said...

I do love shrimp and risotto! This looks fantastic! Happy Monday!

Mary at Deep South Dish said...

Looks wonderful!! Risotto is on my list as I work through the pantry in my use it up spring cleaning process since I have two bags of arborio.

3 hungry tummies said...

This is one of our favourite dish! Great photo as usual!

Debinhawaii said...

Your risotto looks amazing--love that bright blue background! Great combination of ingredients too.

Allie and Pattie said...

This looks wonderful, Mary. Risotto always makes dinner better :)
xoxo Pattie

Barbara said...

Mary, I always know when I log on to your blog, I will find something wonderful and I did again. The rissoto looks great, I would never attempt it, but would love to tast it.

Barbara

siromade08 said...

Hmmm...looks very yummy..of course the taste is yummy too, love rice hehe

2 Stews said...

Shrimp and risotto....yes, please :-)
Both are favorites in my home. I have to try this...thanks, Mary.

Audax said...

WOWOWOWOW that seafood risotto looks so creamy and delicious and the recipe looks so simple and easy; a great informative post and a lovely picture. Cheers from Audax in Sydney Australia.

ap269 said...

Looks great! What a nice picture!

Cherine said...

Beautiful and delicious!! Love it

Martha said...

Love risotto! This looks wonderful! As do all of your recipes!

SmilingSally said...

I've never had rissoto, but I'm sure I'd like it. Happy blue Monday, Mary!

chubskulit said...

Yummy!

My Blue Monday post

Tracy F. said...

One of my favorite dishes! I think I'll ask my chef (aka, my husband) to make this tonight. Happy Blue Monday.

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

If its spring, it must be risotto time. This looks delicious and beautifully prepared. I'm going to have to plan an little risotto project to celebrate a sunnier season!

LV said...

Thanks for starting my week off with a good healthy meal. I am sure this and anything you prepare would be great.

zurin said...

your risotto looks picture perfect and I bet it tastes perfect also!

♥ Kathy said...

If you put shrimp in it, I'm there!

Holly said...

Your Potato Tart looks really yummy!!
Rissoto makes me nervous- especially after watching Hells Kitchen;)
The Peppered Pantry~

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Hi Mary, This is one of my fav dishes and your addition of shrimp makes it so special. Thanks for sharing.

Shy said...

Hi Ms. Mary you have another delicious food to share to us here. It made me hungry. gotta stop blogging first and eat. thanks for sharing.

Maria said...

I love your blue Mondays:)

The Blonde Duck said...

I really want to try risotto!

Ruth said...

Almost relieved you havent posted a recipe!!I would have been drooling all night long!! this risotto is perfect. I also love the way you made the stock I often make my own too but yours sounds better!!

A Year on the Grill said...

Risotto is one of my favorites...

OK, Mary, i am pondering a "why cook with rum" post.

Using rum should be similar to cooking with wine. So, a Mango Risotto using a 1/2 cup of Mango rum in place of the wine... Before i ruin some expensive rice (About $14 for $7 worth from the states), any reason why this would not sound good???

Any thoughts on cooking with rum vs wine or even stock???

Marice said...

looks really yummy! havent heard of arborio rice though..

u may view mine here

Juliana said...

Oh Mary, what a nice rice dish...like that you use the shrimp shell for the stock...must taste delicious...looks fabulous :-)

Baking is my Zen...sweet nibbles for the soul said...

Mary,

Your risotto looks delightful. The shrimp gives it a nice touch!

Carmen

anjelikuh said...

Yummmy, the shrimp looks so succulent and tasty, especially when you used vermouth to go with it. Great job on the challenge!

pigpigscorner said...

Gorgeous presentation. Love the shrimps and the vermouth!

shopannies said...

looks like a meal I would love to partake in

Joie de vivre said...

Yum yum!

pegasuslegend said...

thanks for stopping by today~ I am so glad you did!~ one of the things I have never made is risotto, and knowing you have been to my blog you know I love shrimp, seafood and have been wondering what to do with my risotto I just bought....you have now inspired me with this perfect recipe of all the wonderful flavors I absolutely love...thanks so much for your kind words and I am most diffinitely trying this on the weekend. I think we will have alot in common I am off to see the rest of your yummy recipes` thanks again Claudia L

Lori said...

Very delicious. Creamy and shrimpy- a very nice combination.

noble pig said...

It turned out beautiful and has made me hungry!

Ingrid said...

Sounds like this is a winner...I love shrimp and I love risotto! :)

Btw, thank you for visiting my blog and for your lovely comment!
~ingrid

Arlette said...

This is so delicious my friend... Love the flavours and simplicity of this dish... Looks awesome.

Great job on your challenge

Jeanette said...

Do you know how good that looks? So yummy! And I hope you are happy, now I am craving risotto.

Thank you so much for visiting and leaving such a kind comment.

Claudia said...

Risotto and shimp - perfect. And so pretty. A great meal for transitioning into spring.

chef_d said...

Wow your risotto looks so good! I love anything with shrimps and rice. Lovely picture!

Carla and Michael said...

What a beautiful plating. I am a big fan of any flavor of risotto. I will be giving this one a try. Thanks for the plating idea too.

daylily777 said...

Looks delish !
Blessings,
~Myrna

Hungry Dog said...

SOunds delicious and elegant, and I bet making homemade shrimp stock makes all the difference!

DailyChef said...

Love shrimp and love risotto! Thanks for posting!

erushi said...

This looks creamy and so delicious. Love the plating too. :)

nikki said...

Your risotto texture and photo looks perfect.

Karen said...

I could make a meal of this - looks scrumptious!

taste traveller said...

Oh, Mary - Yum! Well done!

Diane said...

Oh what a beautiful and oh so yummy blog I am sure glad I found you! You are no going to followed by me!
Hugs, Diane

Jamie said...

I am a risotto freak and known as the Risotto Queen around my house! Love making it, love eating it! I saw the picture of your risotto on the food porn sites and knew it was yours! The most mouth-watering ones always are! Fabulous recipe! Love the shrimp!

Katy ~ said...

Shrimp and vermouth in a nice bed of rice, oooooh soooo gooood!

Fifi Flowers said...

YUMMY!!!

Julia @ DimpleArts said...

I love all the choices of risotto that you offer. I am a big fan of risotto! The photos are gorgeous. I'll be coming back.

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