Cooking Foods Italian Recipes: Lobster Risotto

 

 

Cooking Foods Italian Recipes: Lobster Risotto

 

Ingredients:

Fresh lobsters

Rice

Tomatoes (or tomato juice)

Garlic

Capers

Extra virgin olive oil

 

 

 

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On the next pictures I am going to explain how to get the lobster meat; then I will proceed to the cooking description.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Please note that the lobsters are already died: do not do this operation while the animal is still alive, you can kill it freezing in the fridge or inserting a knife in the head.

Detach the lobster pincers and put aside.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Using the scissors cut starting from the bone which connect the head to the body.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cut the full lenght till the tail.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Do the same on the other side.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Doing this it will be easy get the body flesh.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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You have only to open the skin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Make sure the bone connecting body and head is cut.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Insert the scissors inside the head and cut to separate the upper and lower parts of the head.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Do the same on both sides.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Make a cut on top of the head right in the middle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cut all the top of the head.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Now it is easy to open.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I use all the internal pars of the head except for two things: the stomach (sack usually containing sand) and the intestins.

I put a cup under the head to eventually recover the juice from the brain since I use it, too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Once you separated the bones from the head you cut all the body lenght.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Use the fingers to separate the carapace (bones) from the flesh.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Once the bones are token off you will get only the flesh in your hand: the body flesh is already in the cup, in my hand is the head flesh including the brain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Touching with your fingers is easy to find the stomach: it is hard and located on the top of the head above the eyes.

 

 

 

 

 

 
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The stomach has to be discarded.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I cut the stomach to show you that is containing sand, bones and stones. Throw it in the garbage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Please find and discard the intestine too: it is a dark tube going from the head all the way down to the tail, it is located in the upper section of the lobster.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The pincers can be used as decoration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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If you want to get the pincers flesh cut with the scissors where I point my finger in the pictures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Make a straight cut inserting the scissors.

I don’t do it in this recipe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pincers and flesh are kept apart.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I do the same to the other lobster; you will need at least one pound of lobster for two portions of risotto.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Now the lobsters are ready.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Prepare a broth using the carapace (bones) only in boiling water, you can add vegetables or not also the salt is up to you but pay attention to modify the taste.

Usually I do the broth with the carapace only, without salt nor veggies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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These pieces of flesh are big: I will cut in small cubes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cutting smaller I make every one to get some lobster flesh in the plate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Let ‘s prepare the soffritto for the risotto.

Chop some garlic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Add some capers (cleaned from the salt; you can use vinegar capers instead).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Here I clean the capers from the salt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chop the capers too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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prepare the pot adding extra virgin olive oil.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Drop the garlic to fry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Do not wait and add the capers too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Before the garlic blackened add the pincers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Add the tomato juice too.

Three-four spoons are enough.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cook for 5 to 8 minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Add the lobster flesh.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Stir well cooking five-8 minutes.

Add more tomato juice if necessary: be careful that this sauce do not become too liquid.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Drop the rice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Stir well the rice in the lobster sauce.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Stir two-three minutes, after this start adding one glass of the lobster broth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Since now until the end you have to constantly stir the risotto adding broth when it becomes dry.

The broth added is usually three times the volume of the raw rice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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After twentyfive minutes (if you cooked a good quality of rice such as Carnaroli is) do the first check for the salinity and to see if the rice is cooked.

If needed add the salt in small pinches per time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Small quantities of salt, stir and re-check is the key to a perfect risotto.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Half an hour to make it al dente, this risotto is a tasty recipe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cooking Foods Italian Recipes: Lobster Risotto

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