Indulge in the Sea with this Delectable Lobster Risotto Recipe

Nov 3, 2023 | Main Courses


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30 minutes
30 minutes

Indulging in the Sea: Lobster Risotto

Once upon a time, in a cozy coastal town, I stumbled upon a hidden gem of a restaurant. Entering with an insatiable curiosity, I discovered their magnificent Lobster Risotto. It was a dish that stole my heart and transported me to the mesmerizing depths of the ocean. Since then, I have attempted to recreate this culinary masterpiece in my own kitchen, and today, I share this recipe with you.

Lobster Risotto Ingredients


  • 2 lobsters (around 1 ½ pounds each), steamed or boiled
  • 1 ½ cups Arborio rice
  • ¼ cup shallots, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups seafood or vegetable stock
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon saffron threads
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)

Step-by-step instructions:

1. Prepare the lobsters:

Begin by cooking the lobsters to perfection. Steam them for about 10 minutes or boil them for 8 minutes until the shell turns bright red. Once cooked, remove the meat from the shells and chop it into succulent chunks. Set aside.

2. Infuse the stock:

In a medium-sized saucepan, bring the stock to a gentle simmer. Add the saffron threads and let it infuse for about 10 minutes while you proceed with the risotto.

3. Sauté the aromatics:

In a large, deep skillet over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon of butter with the olive oil. Add the shallots and minced garlic, cooking until they turn translucent and release their fragrance. Be careful not to let them brown.

4. Toast the rice:

Add the Arborio rice to the skillet and stir gently with a wooden spoon, ensuring every grain is coated with the butter and oil mixture. Toast the rice for a couple of minutes until it turns slightly nutty and translucent.

5. Deglaze with wine:

Now, it’s time to unveil the secrets of flavor. Pour in the white wine, and stirring constantly, let it simmer until fully absorbed by the rice. This step is essential as it will release the vibrant essence of the sea into the dish.

6. The risotto dance begins:

Begin ladling the infused stock into the skillet, one ladle at a time. Stirring continuously, let the rice absorb each ladle of stock before adding more. Repeat this process for about 18-20 minutes or until the Arborio grains are al dente – slightly firm to the bite.

7. Creamy embrace:

Once the rice is cooked to perfection, stir in the remaining tablespoon of butter and sprinkle the grated Parmesan cheese. Stir gently until the butter melts and the cheese melds into the velvety risotto, creating a luscious, creamy texture.

8. Taste the sea:

Finally, it’s time to reunite the flavors. Carefully fold in the chunks of lobster meat, allowing them to warm through in the risotto’s embrace. Season with salt and pepper to taste, ensuring the delicate balance of flavors.

9. Present and garnish:

Immediately remove from heat and serve the Lobster Risotto in warm bowls. Garnish generously with freshly chopped parsley, adding a refreshing burst to each luxurious bite.

Lobster Risotto Cooking Instructions

Tips and Variations:

  • For a lighter version, substitute a portion of the stock with clam juice to intensify the sea flavors without overwhelming the dish.
  • Enhance the risotto’s elegance by adding a splash of dry champagne instead of white wine during the deglazing process.
  • Experiment with garnishes, trying chives, lemon zest, or even a drizzle of truffle oil for an extravagant touch.
  • If fresh lobster is in short supply, quality frozen lobster meat can be used as a delicious substitute.

No matter the occasion, Lobster Risotto is a splendid dish that combines the rich creaminess of Arborio rice, the magical flavors of the sea, and the uncompromising succulence of lobster. Allow it to transport you to the coastal wonderland where dreams come true and indulge in a taste unlike any other. Bon appétit!

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