One of the things that we love about fresh Maine lobster—and believe us, there are many—is how well it goes in a number of dishes. Just think about the amount of lobster-based dishes that you know, and love: lobster bisque, lobster mac and cheese, lobster rolls, and just the lobster itself, with just a bib and some butter. But one dish we’ve been loving lately here at Cape Porpoise Lobster Co. is the lobster risotto. The good news: it’s easy to cook!
Here’s how to make lobster risotto:
You’re going to want to start off by chopping up a stalk of celery and a peeled yellow onion, and placing those in a large saucepan with about two tablespoons of olive oil. Cook those on medium heat, or until the onions are translucent, for about 3 to 4 minutes. Then add 8 cups of seafood stock, and frozen fresh Maine lobster tails (four is preferable). Bring it to a boil, and then let it simmer for 10-12 minutes. Once done, take the lobster tails, and let them cool off enough so you can remove and chop the meat up. Then you’re going to want to strain the stock, and put it back into the saucepan. Leave that to the side.
Now, onto the risotto. In another large saucepan, heat up some butter and olive oil on medium-high heat, until melted. Then add another peeled yellow onion and some leeks—both chopped—and cook until soft, or 5 minutes. Add two cups of Arborio rice, and stir it to coat before adding in a half cup of white wine. Allow it to cook and absorb, or about 2 minutes.
Alright, back to that lobster stock. You’re going to want to add one cup at a time to your risotto, allowing it to absorb after 2 minutes of cooking. Eventually, after 20 minutes, the risotto will become nice, tender, and tasty. That’s when you’ll want to add in your Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, salt, and pepper, for taste.
But wait, the lobster! Add in the chopped lobster meat, along with some chives, to your risotto, and cook for about 2 minutes, until the lobster meat is the same temperature as the rice. Once it’s there, you’re finished! Divide into bowls, and add more cheese or chives if you’d like.
Last but not least, enjoy! Place your order with Cape Porpoise Lobster Co. today for tasty seafood tomorrow!