Sunday 12 December 2010

Seafood and Saffron Risotto

Maine lobster tails are on offer in Waitrose just now. £4.50 a pop. An absurd price for a crustacean who spent years growing on the other side of the Atlantic. It's not as good as Scottish lobster but spectacular value for the money.

I sautéed it till part cooked, popped the shell in some hot fresh fish stock for 10 minutes, added saffron then made a risotto. The shell's packed with lobster flavour and that infuses into the stock. So, as the rice absorbs the stock it becomes saturated with lobsterness.

Once ready I stirred in a pack of pre-cooked 'seafood selection', cooked through the lobster in a little butter and...

Well, if I say so myself it was rather delicious. As was this...

From Piedmont in Italy and the 'not often seen' Arneis grape. Beautiful wine, great with food, don't serve cold... just cool. It's £9.99 and worth every penny.

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