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Truffled Shrimp and Crab Risotto

Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 cup)
The earthiness of truffle oil is an unexpected complement to fresh shellfish.

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces medium shrimp
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 teaspoons white truffle oil
  • 1/4 cup minced shallots
  • 1 cup Arborio rice or other short-grain rice
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 8 ounces lump crabmeat, shell pieces removed
  • Chives (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 417
  • caloriesfromfat 18 %
  • fat 8.4 g
  • satfat 3 g
  • monofat 2.2 g
  • polyfat 2.3 g
  • protein 33.6 g
  • carbohydrate 46.5 g
  • fiber 0.9 g
  • cholesterol 181 mg
  • iron 3.1 mg
  • sodium 775 mg
  • calcium 117 mg

How to Make It

  1. Peel and devein shrimp; reserve shells. Coarsely chop shrimp.

  2. Combine the shells and water in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes. Strain through a sieve over a bowl. Discard solids. Keep shrimp broth warm over low heat (do not boil).

  3. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add oil and shallots; cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add rice; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add wine and salt; cook 2 minutes or until almost absorbed, stirring constantly. Add shrimp broth, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring frequently until each portion is absorbed before adding the next (about 30 minutes total). Add shrimp; cook 2 minutes or until shrimp are done, stirring frequently. Stir in parsley, chopped chives, juice, and crab. Garnish with chives, if desired. Serve immediately.