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Shrimp Risotto with Peas Recipe

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Submitted by sailingchef

Makes 4 servings



Shrimp shells are used here to make a subtle shellfish broth for the risotto. Make sure you don?t overcook the shrimp; they will take only four to five minutes to cook, and the contrast of their succulent texture against the chewy rice will be lost if the shrimp become rubbery. From the NYT Recipes for Health.

Recipe Ingredients for Shrimp Risotto with Peas

1 pound medium shrimp, in the shell
1 quart chicken stock or water
1/4 tsp salt
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
1 1/2 cups arborio rice
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/8 tsp (a generous pinch) saffron
1 cup peas, thawed
2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
1 Freshly ground pepper to taste

Recipe Directions for Shrimp Risotto with Peas

  1. Shell the shrimp and de-vein if necessary. Salt them lightly, and set aside in a bowl (in the refrigerator, if you won?t be making and serving the risotto right away). Rinse the shells, and combine them with 5 cups of water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, skim off foam, reduce the heat to low and simmer partly covered for 30 minutes. Strain and add to the chicken stock or water. Taste, add enough salt to make a well seasoned broth and bring to a simmer in a saucepan.

  2. Heat the oil over medium heat in a large nonstick frying pan or a large, wide saucepan. Add the onion. Cook, stirring, until the onion softens, three to five minutes, and then add the rice and the garlic. Cook, stirring, until the grains of rice are separate and beginning to crackle.

  3. Stir in the wine, and cook over medium heat, stirring. The wine should bubble, but not too quickly. You want some of the flavor to cook into the rice before it evaporates. When the wine has just about evaporated, stir in a ladleful or two of the simmering stock, enough to just cover the rice. The stock should bubble slowly. Cook, stirring often, until it is almost absorbed. Add another couple of ladles of the stock. Crush the saffron threads between your fingers and stir in. Continue to cook, stirring often ? not too fast and not too slowly, adding more stock when the rice is almost dry ? for 20 minutes.

  4. Taste a bit of the rice. It should taste chewy but not hard in the middle. Continue adding simmering stock and stirring until the rice reaches this al dente stage. Stir in more stock to cover, and add the peas and the shrimp. Cook, stirring, for another four to five minutes, until the shrimp are pink and cooked through but still moist and the peas are bright. Stir in the parsley and another small ladle of stock, remove from the heat, add pepper, stir for a few seconds and serve.

Categories

Rice, Seafood, Vegetables, Main Dish, Italian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 517.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
497
Calories from Fat
83
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
9.2g
14%
Saturated Fat
1.2g
6%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
223mg
74%
Sodium
1178mg
49%
Potassium
224mg
6%
Total Carbohydrates
65.4g
22%
Dietary Fiber
4.1g
16%
Sugars
3.7g
Protein
32.0g
Vitamin A 9% Vitamin C 31%
Calcium 7% Iron 32%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • Low in sugar
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
  • Contains alcohol
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