Seafood Risotto



100 g Carnaroli risotto (or similar good quality risotto)

50 g   mussels

50 g  calamari

100 g  jumbo prawns

50 g  lobster

10 g  fresh garlic

10 g  onion shallot

50 g   fresh cherry tomatoes

150 ml fresh vegetable stock

150 ml  fresh fish stock

50 g  extra virgin olive oil

50 g butter

Salt, pepper, freshly chopped parsley




Slice calamari into small rings, dice the prawns but leave one or two for a garnish,          along with one of the mussels. Dice the lobster finely. Quarter the cherry tomatoes and crush lightly.

For the risotto, heat 3 tbsp of the olive oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat.        Fry the finely chopped shallot and finely chopped garlic gently until softened. Add    the rice and fry it in the oil for 2 minutes.

Add a ladle of the hot fish stock. When this has been absorbed, add alternate ladles         of vegetable stock and fish stock and continue to do so, stirring after each addition,          until you have only a couple of ladlefuls of fish stock left, this should take about 16-         18 minutes. Add the mussels, retaining one for a garnish.

Heat the remaining tablespoon of olive oil in a frying pan until simmering and fry the      calamari rings, lobster and shrimp briskly for 2 to 3 minutes.

Season with salt and pepper. Stir the seafood and tomato into the risotto with the            remaining fish stock and cook for 1-2 minutes, or until absorbed.

Stir in the butter and parsley, and serve immediately.

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