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Lobster Risotto Recipe

Lobster Risotto Recipe

This dish has quite a long list of ingredients, partly because we make our own stock. First of all you need a (pre-cooked) lobster. You will also use some vegetables: an onion, a carrot, some celery, garlic and a shallot. You will also need the zest of a lemon, a bay leaf, some tomato paste, whole peppercorns, ground pepper, salt, olive oil, butter, white wine (preferably dry), and Parmesan cheese. Don’t forget the rice (arborio is the go-to for risotto). Finally, grab some chives if you like, to add some greenery to the finished board.

A note on the rice: Rapone says the starchy exterior of arborio rice gives it a creamy texture when cooked. This, she explains, “is what you want for risotto.” She does tell us that there are other types of rice that make a good risotto, but arborio is the one you find most in the supermarket.