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01.01.2003 -starter - risotto

Risotto with Grey Shrimp and Garlic

« Here is THE risotto that should please Belgians – and others! A beautiful marriage of dreamily creamy risotto with flavorful grey shrimp seasoned with garlic! » 
Type Entrée - starterMain DishRisottoGrey ShrimpGarlic
Level of difficulty medium
Preparation time Preparation: 30 minutes - Cooking: 25 minutes
Origin Italy
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Serves 4

  • 1 ½ cups (350 g) carnaroli or arborio round rice
  • 1 cup (250 g) grey shrimp, cooked and peeled
  • 4 raw grey shrimp
  • 3 tbsp (40 g) sweet butter
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 glass dry white wine
  • 2 quarts (2 l) hot well-flavored fish stock
  • 3 tbsp chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  • Garlic press


  • Peel garlic and crush with garlic press Set aside the equivalent of ½ crushed garlic clove for the final garnish
  • Melt half the butter (1½ tbsp) in a large saucepan and add crushed garlic
  • Reduce without browning for 3 minutes over very low heat
  • Stir in rice and fry over high heat, mixing it with the garlic
  • Moisten with white wine and let evaporate, stirring constantly, for 1 minute
  • Then add cooked grey shrimp to rice Stir well
  • Heat fish stock separately over low heat
  • Moisten preparation with 3 ladlefuls of hot stock and let evaporate, stirring constantly
  • Add another ladleful and a half of hot stock as soon as stock has evaporated from pan
  • Repeat this procedure for 12 to 15 min for the rest of the rice cooking time
  • Only add stock when the preceding stock has been completely absorbed by the rice
  • As soon as rice is cooked (but still a little firm) remove pan from heat and add remaining butter and minced fresh parsley Stir well again
  • Correct seasoning with salt and pepper Stir well, then cover and let risotto sit off the heat for 4-5 minutes
  • During this time, prepare the risotto garnish: Heat the olive oil in a casserole with the reserved ½ clove crushed garlic
  • Add the 4 raw shrimp and cook 2 minutes per side


  • Stir risotto one last time and arrange in deep plates or a preheated platter
  • Decorate each plate with a cooked shrimp from the frying pan
  • Serve immediately, nice and hot

Suggested drink or wines

A very simple, fruity white wine, such as Muscadet, would pair nicely with this risotto Serve the wine well chilled

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See Also :
Carnaroli rice recipes (rice for risotto)  Carnaroli rice recipes (rice for risotto)
Garlic recipes  Garlic recipes
Grey shrimps recipes  Grey shrimps recipes
Italian food recipes (Italy)  Italian food recipes (Italy)
Main courses recipes  Main courses recipes
Main dishes recipes  Main dishes recipes
Rice recipes  Rice recipes
Risotto recipes  Risotto recipes
shrimps recipes  shrimps recipes
Starter recipes  Starter recipes
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