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Lobster and Corn Risotto

Randy Mayor
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups)
Ask your fishmonger to steam the lobster for you. Lobster is certainly worth its price for this entrée, and since this recipe uses the shell to make a stock, none of it goes to waste. Shrimp (and their shells) makes a fine substitute.

Ingredients

  • Stock:
  • 1 (2-pound) lobster, cooked
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 cups chopped onion
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 2 (8-ounce) bottles clam juice
  • Risotto:
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/4 cups Arborio rice
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup fresh corn kernels
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Nutrition Information

  • calories 450
  • caloriesfromfat 18 %
  • fat 9 g
  • satfat 4.8 g
  • monofat 2.5 g
  • polyfat 0.9 g
  • protein 23 g
  • carbohydrate 63.9 g
  • fiber 3.9 g
  • cholesterol 68 mg
  • iron 4.2 mg
  • sodium 769 mg
  • calcium 169 mg

How to Make It

  1. To prepare stock, remove meat from cooked lobster tail and claws. Chop meat; chill. Place lobster shell in a large zip-top plastic bag. Coarsely crush shell using a meat mallet or rolling pin. Place crushed shell in a large saucepan; add 3 cups water, 2 cups onion, celery, and clam juice. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cover and cook 20 minutes. Strain shell mixture through a sieve over a bowl, reserving stock (about 3 cups); discard solids. Place stock in a large saucepan; keep warm over low heat.

  2. To prepare risotto, melt butter in a medium sauté pan over medium heat. Add 3/4 cup onion and garlic; cook 3 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently. Add rice; cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add wine and salt; cook 2 minutes or until liquid is nearly absorbed, stirring constantly. Add stock, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring frequently until each portion of stock is absorbed before adding the next (about 25 minutes total). Stir in reserved lobster meat and corn; cook 2 minutes or until heated. Remove from heat; stir in cheese, green onions, and lemon juice.