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Lobster Risotto


Lobster Risotto

  • Author: MearaMay


Cut out from a magazine 



4 tbls of unsalted butter

1.5 c finely diced leeks

2 tbls cognac or brandy

Meat from tails and claws of two lobsters cut into 1/2″ pieces *alternate is langostino

1 tbsl olive oil

1/2 c finely diced fennel

2 garlic cloves minced

2 cups arborio rice

1/4 tsp lemon zest

1/2 c white wine

8 cups of lobster or fish stock, warmed

2 tbls chopped chevril, plus sprigs

salt and pepper to taste


In a saute pan over medium heat melt 3 tbls butter. Add 1 cup leeks, cook 5 min. Add cognac, simmer, stirring 1 minute. Add lobster meat and cook 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat. 

In a risotto pan over medium heat melt 1 tbsp butter with oil. Add fennel and cook 5 minutes. Add 1/2 c leeks and cook for 2 minutes. Add garlic, cook 1 min. Stir in rice and zest and cook 2 min. Add wine and stir until absorbed. Add 1/2 c stock  at a time until completely absorbed, then do it again. After 35-40 minutes of doing this, constant stirring, then add the lobster mix. Stir in 1-2 tbsp chevril. Ready to serve. 

Keywords: lobster, risotto, lobster risotto, rice, lobster rice, fennel, leeks,