Seafood Risotto with Red Wine

Seafood Risotto with Red Wine

Posted 2015-05-15 by finyfollow

I once read that it is difficult to make a good risotto - I disagree with this, as risotto is a food that absorbs whatever flavour you put with it, and is therefore a very versatile food to base a recipe on.

I used mainly prawns in this recipe, as it was a spur of the moment idea while shopping, and my local Coles only had imported seafood apart from the prawns (I do not generally buy imported fresh foods).

I have experimented with red wine instead of using the traditional white wine with seafood, and it has turned out nice and rich, and full of flavour.

Preparation Time: 15 - 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes
Makes: 4 - 6 servings

20g butter
1 tbsp olive oil
350g green prawns
200g seafood marinara (can alter either of these quantities)
1 leek
1 garlic clove
2 cups Arborio rice
¾ cup red wine
3¼ cups Fish stock (You could use chicken)
3 tbsp parsley, chopped
Grated rind of a lemon
2 tbsp lemon juice

  • Shell the prawns and keep on a plate with the other seafood.

  • Slice the leek finely.

  • Heat the butter and oil in a wok and add the seafood, cooking it till the prawns JUST start to turn pink, and no longer.

  • Do not cook longer or the prawns will get tough

  • Transfer out of the wok and keep aside.
  • Add the sliced leek and the garlic, and cook for about 5 minutes, or until the leek is soft.
  • Add the rice and stir for 2 minutes.

  • Add the wine and stir until the rice has absorbed this, then add the stock, about a cup at a time. Wait until the liquid is absorbed each time, before adding some more.
  • When you have used all the stock and most of the liquid is absorbed, add the partly-cooked seafood and the parsley, and stir for a few minutes.

  • Add the lemon rind and lemon juice, and return to a low heat for about 3 more minutes.
  • Serve

  • Also good to re-heat in the microwave for a short time at a later date.
  • I made a green bean and tomato salad with an avocado dressing, to go with this delicious seafood risotto.

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