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Simmering the shells infuses the broth with lobster flavor and adds elegance to this simple risotto dish.

Marge Perry
Recipe by Cooking Light January 2011

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Credit: John Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr

Recipe Summary

total:
1 hr 3 mins
Yield:
4 servings (serving size: 1 cup)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Bring broth and 1 1/2 cups water to a boil in a saucepan. Add lobster; cover and cook for 4 minutes. Remove lobster from pan; cool for 5 minutes. Remove meat from cooked lobster tails, reserving shells. Chop meat. Place shells in a large zip-top plastic bag. Coarsely crush shells using a meat mallet or heavy skillet. Return crushed shells to the broth mixture. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and cook for 20 minutes. Strain shell mixture through a sieve over a bowl, reserving broth; discard solids. Return broth mixture to saucepan; keep warm over low heat. Heat 1 tablespoon butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add rice to pan; cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Stir in 1 cup broth mixture, and cook for 5 minutes or until liquid is nearly absorbed, stirring constantly. Reserve 2 tablespoons broth mixture. Add the remaining broth mixture, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring constantly until each portion is absorbed before adding the next (about 22 minutes total). Remove from heat, and stir in lobster, the reserved 2 tablespoons broth mixture, 2 tablespoons butter, and green peas.

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  • Sustainable Choice: The American lobster population is well managed in Canada and the U.S.

Nutrition Facts

374 calories; fat 10.7g; saturated fat 5.8g; mono fat 2.6g; poly fat 0.9g; protein 24.7g; carbohydrates 44.4g; fiber 4.1g; cholesterol 80mg; iron 2mg; sodium 620mg; calcium 63mg.
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