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RhineEaux
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Quick Lobster Risotto (pics)



Albertson's had buy one frozen cooked lobster get two free, I decided to whip up a quick risotto with some of them.

I was kind of lax on getting some good pics, but here is what I have. It came out pretty good.

Started just steaming the frozen lobsters to defrost. Once defrosted i removed claws and tails and go the meat out, chopped into bit size pieces.


Put all of the shells and heads into a pot with some water, peppercorns, bayleaf, few other seasonings and let boil for a good hour - hour and half. These were full of roe, added some good flavor.


Strained the stock off and let reduce for a few minutes just to intensify the flavor.


I added some olive oil to a smaller pot and sauteed some onions until clear, then added my risotto and toasted it for a few minutes until it started popping. Added sine white wine and stirred until absorbed. Slowly started to ladle in the stock stirring constantly until all of it was absorbed, then repeat until it go the consistency I wanted and rice was cooked.


When it was pretty close to being where I wanted it, I added some chopped asparagus then the lobster meat back to the pot. Added a good bit of Parm/Regianno cheese and let melt.


Don't have a good picture of it dished up neatly, but here it the pot once fire was turned off. (messy)


Like I said, pictures weren't great, but I served this on side of some NY Strips I grilled med-rare. No complaints!







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Motorboat
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re: Quick Lobster Risotto (pics)


Looks good to me






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Rohan2Reed
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looks good. how was the texture and flavor of the lobster? i'm curious how it turns out after unthawing via steam.





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Caplewood
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There is no such thing as quick risotto





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glassman
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Looks a little too tight.





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Catman88
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lol jk looks good






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CITWTT
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That idea was my first thought. I came across the notion of using steam to thaw frozen seafoods that were crustaceans years ago. By doing it that way it reincorparates some moisture back into the flesh. You just have to pay attention and pull off the outer bits and pieces a bit at a time.





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Catman88
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quote:

I came across the notion of using steam to thaw frozen seafoods that were crustaceans years ago.


Sucks that they were frozen so long they stopped being crustaceans. Probably freezer burnt by that time.









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CITWTT
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It sucks that restaurants have to use frozen crabs during certain times in the year. If frozen with a small amount of water added it is okayish.





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MeridianDog
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Nice





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RhineEaux
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lobster actually came out with a decent texture. I steamed them in stages I guess. Took claws off early and realized tails were still fairly frozen, steamed another few minutes. Didn't want to overcook the meat.

...and yes I guess it wasn't "quick" still took maybe 30 mins once stock was done.






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Caplewood
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You mean it took as long as risotto always takes to cook?





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REB BEER
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quote:

how was the texture and flavor of the lobster?


My 6 and 8 year old kids made straight A's last grade period, so I bought them each one of these lobsters at Albertsons. Told them I was rewarding them with a lobster dinner .

I put them in boiling water at home to heat them and then served with drawn butter to the kids.

They were surprisingly pretty good. The wife had a few bites and liked it.






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Tommy Patel
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Now that's a comfort dish, I will make that soon







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coolpapaboze
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Looks a little too tight.







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RhineEaux
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quote:

Looks a little too tight.


Do you mean too thick? How do i fix this? more stock?

I am all about constructive criticism when it comes to my cooking!

thanks!






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glassman
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Do you mean too thick? How do i fix this? more stock?


It should be just a tad bit runny. You also still want the rice to have some texture. Much like al dente pasta.






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9Fiddy
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quote:

Looks a little too tight.

I'll take things you'll never hear said about a LLotOT, Alex.









Great looking dish!






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RhineEaux
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Noted, thanks for the tip!





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