Risotto with shrimps

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I kept making risotto until it gets right, I made it (and ate it) 4-5 times straight, writing down the changes I made each time in the recipe. I search new recipes, saw many videos, read again. The 5th one worked pretty good. Valentina, my Italian colleague helped with some tips and some websites from traditional risottos! Enjoy!

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the recipe

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  • 350gr. warm vegetable broth
  • 120gr. rice for risotto
  • 300gr. shrimps marinated in salt, olive oil & garlic
  • 2tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 3tbsp. brandy or cognac
  • 3 crimini brown mushrooms minced (same size with onion)
  • 50gr. grated parmesan
  • 2tbsp. butter
  • some chilly pepper

for the decoration

  • 1 big crimini mushroom
  • 2 shrimps
  • 1tsp. butter
  • salt
  • some chilly pepper

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directions

  • Add the oil in a pot and put in high temperature.
  • Put in the pot the minced onion and minced mushrooms, salt to taste and cook them until the onion becomes softer.
  • Add the rice, mix well and continue with the brandy. After 1′-2′ that the alcohol is evaporated bring the temperature to a medium high level.
  • Start adding the broth little by little and keep stirring with a wooden big spoon. Usually risotto should be ‘al dente’ meaning that the inner part of the rice will be a little bit crunchy but overall you should be able to eat it pleasantly.
  • Add the last portion of the broth together with the shrimps and some chilly pepper. The shrimps need to be cooked only 3′-4′.
  • When the rice is ready, remove from the stove and add the butter and grated parmesan in the pot. Mix well so that both the butter and parmesan melt nicely.
  • Serve immediately with some ‘toasted’ minced mushrooms and 2 fried shrimps which you will cook in a small pan with some butter and salt for 3′.

Enjoy !

 

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Tips!

  • You can use the basic method of making the risotto and add the ingredients you like the most!
  • You really need to eat risotto right away, it’s not a dish that you can keep for the next day!

 

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. I would love to have this for dinner. 🍤

    Liked by 1 person

  2. chefkreso says:

    Yummy, love risotto with shrimps, had it few weeks back when I was on the island of Hvar, Croatia 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. 🙂 It’s really good!

      Liked by 1 person

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