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Cuttlefish Risotto Nero

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Ingredients
  Butter 2 Ounce
  Onion 1 Medium, finely chopped
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), crushed
  Shellfish stock 3⁄4 Liter
  Arborio risotto rice 5 Ounce
  Cuttlefish ink 10 Gram
  White wine 5 Ounce
  Extra virgin olive oil 1 Dash
  Cuttlefish/Squid 1 Small, prepared
  Flat leaf parsley 2 Tablespoon (to garnish)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Clean and prepare the cuttlefish. Cut it into thin slices and season with salt and pepper.

MAKING
2) In a large saute pan, melt the butter and add the onion. Stir well.
3) Cover the pan with a piece of dampened greaseproof paper as well as a lid.
4) Cook over low heat till the onion is soft.
5) Remove the paper and stir in the garlic. Cook for 2 minutes.
6) In a saucepan, put the stock and gently bring it to a simmer. Keep it hot.
7) Tip the rice into the pan with the garlic and onion and stir with 1 minute. Coat all the grains.
8) Add the wine and stir and cook till it has evaporated.
9) Squeeze the cuttlefish ink from the sachets. Stir well into the rice.
10) Into the rice, stir a ladleful of the hot stock and cook till it has almost evaporated. Stir in another ladleful and cook. Continue to add the stock and cook till the entire stock has been used. This generally takes up to 25 minutes.
11) When the rice is almost cooked and all the stocked has been added, remove the pan from the heat.
12) Into the cooked risotto, add the seasoned cuttlefish and stir well.
13) Cook over medium heat for about 3 minutes, till the cuttlefish has turned opaque.

SERVING
14) Divide the risotto between 4 warm serving bowls, season to taste and garnish with parsley. Serve while the risotto is still hot. Toasted bread could make a good accompaniment.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
European
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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