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Episode # 50 - Shrimp And Zucchini Risotto

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Ingredients
  Acquerello rice 1⁄2 Pound
  Fresh shrimp 3⁄4 Pound, devein
  Zucchini 5 Medium, cubed
  Shallots 3 Small, finely chopped
  Fresh parsley 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), finely chopped
  Vegetable broth 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Butter 2 Tablespoon, divided
  Parmigiano cheese 1 Tablespoon (Optional)
  Olive oil 7 Tablespoon, divided
  Salt and pepper To Taste
For the shrimps
  Dry white wine 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
For the rice
  Dry white wine 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Wash and slice the zucchini, slice them lengthwise in six parts and the again cut them into small cubes, set aside.
2. Peel, devein and clean the shrimps. Set aside.
3. Finely chop the shallots and parsley, keep it aside

MAKING
4. In a pot heat up the vegetable broth, bring it to a boil and then lower the heat and let it simmer.
5. In a large nonstick pan over medium high flame sauté the zucchini in 2 tablespoon of olive oil and salt and pepper, sauté for 15 minutes. Once done remove from heat and set it aside.
6. In small skillet melt 1 tablespoon of butter with 2 tablespoon of olive oil, add the shrimps, salt and pepper to taste, parsley and white wine.
7. Cook the shrimps for 5 minutes on medium flame, once the shrimps turn pink remove from heat and set it aside, do not throw away the juice.
8. In a large skillet sauté the shallots in 3 tablespoon of olive oil 1 tablespoon of butter, sauté for 3 minutes and then add the rice, stir well.
9. Add the white wine and mix everything well reduce the flame to medium low let it simmer for 3-5 minutes or until the wine evaporates.
10. Once the rice becomes soft and fluffy add little broth and season with salt and pepper, stir and keep adding the both whenever the rice begins to dry up.
11. Cook the rice for 20-25 minute and taste your rice for seasoning and consistency, during the final 5 minutes add the shrimps and zucchini and mix everything well.
12. Once done remove from heat, sprinkle some parsley and drizzle olive oil.

SERVING
13. Serve the shrimp risotto with a glass of white wine.

Things You Will Need
2 small skillet
1 large skillet
1 small pot

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Simmering
Dish: 
Risotto
Occasion: 
Valentines Day
Ingredient: 
Shrimp
Restriction: 
High Fiber, High Protein
Preparation Time: 
25 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
2

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