Shrimp Risotto with Pinot Grigio, Radicchio, and Peas

Recipe from

Coastal Living

Ingredients

1/4 teaspoon saffron threads
2 cups fish broth
2 cups vegetable broth
2 tablespoons butter, divided
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 large shallots, minced
1 cup Arborio rice
1 cup Pinot Grigio
1 cup frozen peas
1 pound medium fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/2 head fresh radicchio, shredded (2 cups)
1/4 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Preparation

Combine first 3 ingredients in Dutch oven over medium heat. Bring to a simmer and keep warm.

Heat 1 tablespoon butter and olive oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat; add shallots, and sauté until tender. Add rice, and cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Add wine, and cook until almost evaporated. Add 1/2 cup warm broth; cook, stirring constantly, until liquid is absorbed.

Repeat procedure with remaining broth, 1/2 cup at a time. Stir in peas and shrimp; cook, stirring constantly, 4 minutes. Stir in radicchio; cook 1 minute or until wilted. Remove from heat. Add remaining 1 tablespoon butter, cheese, and pepper, stirring until cheese melts.

Note:

Frank P. Melodia,

November 2005
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