Risotto con Scampi Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Risotto con Scampi Recipe

Risotto con Scampi

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"This creamy risotto is delicately flavored with chicken broth and natural rice vinegar, allowing the prawns to shine in this Italian-inspired delight."

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Directions

  1. In a 4-quart pot, bring the water and broth to a boil; reduce heat to keep simmering. In a heavy 6-quart pot, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter over high heat without burning butter; add prawns, vinegar, lemon zest, and 1/4 teaspoon of the salt. Cook and stir until prawns turn pink and translucent, 1 to 2 minutes; use a slotted spoon to transfer to a bowl. Pour cooking liquid into a separate bowl; set aside prawns and liquid.
  2. In the same 6-quart pot, melt remaining butter over medium-low heat. Add onion, garlic, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt; stir frequently until very tender, about 5 minutes. Add rice; cook and stir 3 minutes without browning. Stir in liquid from prawns and 3 cups of the hot broth/water. Start timing now (20 to 22 minutes for Arborio; 16 to 17 minutes for medium grain). Cook over medium-low heat, stirring frequently and adding 1/2 to 1 cup broth/water when liquid is almost gone (do not let rice get dry); repeat until rice is al dente (slightly chewy, not chalky).
  3. Taste rice near end of cooking to avoid overcooking. Stir in prawns and cheese. Add more broth/water, as needed, until rice is creamy and slightly soupy; adjust salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.
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Footnotes

  • Serves 8 (first course) or 4 (main dish).
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Mar 24, 2008

This did not taste anything like scampi I've had in the past. The flavor was very unpleasant -- we couldn't eat it. I had doubled the recipe because we had twice the amount of shrimp it called for, but no one in the family liked it. We went out for sandwiches that night. I don't mean any disrespect for the submitter of this recipe, but save yourself the trouble and make something else.

 
Dec 14, 2008

Unfortunately for the submitter, this tastes a lot better without the vinegar.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 329 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 47.6 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 88 mg
  • 29%
  • Fat
  • 8.4 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 14.1 g
  • 28%
  • Sodium
  • 689 mg
  • 28%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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