Lobster and Quinoa Risotto

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Dec. 30, 2011


Red bell peppers 2
Live lobsters 3 Pound (2 nos, 1 1/2 pounds each)
Quinoa 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Homemade vegetable broth/Low sodium vegetable broth from bouillon cubes
Extra virgin olive oil 2 Tablespoon
Diced red onion 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm) , peeled and minced
Ground new mexico chili pepper/Mild hungarian paprika 1 Tablespoon
Kosher salt To Taste (optional)
Freshly ground black pepper To Taste (a few grinds)
Corn kernels 1 Cup (16 tbs) , cut from the cob (2 to 3 ears corn)
Fresh basil/Other herb 4 sprigs



1. On a grill, place the peppers and roast them, rotate peppers fequently on all sides, for about 10 minutes until the skins are black and well roasted

2. In a bowl, place these roasted peppers, and take plastic wrap to cover the bowl properly, and allow it to cool for 15 minutes

3. Lay the peppers, and start peeling off the charred skin, and discarding the cores, stems, and seeds, do this by only using your hands, later

dice the roasted peppers and set aside

4. In a large pot, put the lobsters headfirst, in boiling water and cook for 5 to 6 minutes, once lobsters cooked then transfer them to a colander, and cool them under cold running water

5. Lay the lobsters, and cut them in half lengthwise, also take out the meat from the tails, legs, and claws, but make sure to keep the lobster claw meat intact in large pieces and reserve for garnishing

6. Then cut the tail meat into 3 to 4 pieces each, and take plastic wrap to cover the lobster meat, later set aside

7. In a fine strainer, put the quinoa and rinse under cold running water to remove any residue of its tasteless husks and drain thoroughly

8. In a medium saucepan, place the vegetable broth and boil it

9. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a much larger saucepan

10. In the larger skillet, add the onion and garlic, and cook for 4 to 5 minutes, until it's tender, then add the chile powder and quinoa and cook for about 2 minutes until hot, keep stirring to prevent the ingredeints from sticking to each other

11. Take the pan away from the heat and pour the boiling broth over the quinoa, now place the pan back on the gas and simmer it, keep stirring continuously.

12. Season to taste with salt and black pepper

13. Then cook the oan with all yhe ingredeints for about 8 minutes, stir frequently, until most liquid is absorbed but the quinoa should still be moist, add the corn, roasted peppers, and lobster to the quinoa and cook for about 3 minutes

14. Over the risotto, add the basil and cook for about 2 minutes, until the risotto is slightly moist and creamy, keep stirring often

15. In each plate, place a serving of risotto in the center, and make sure to divide the lobster evenly among the plates


16. Top each serving with a piece of claw meat, and garnish each with a sprig of basil and serve

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 35 Minutes
Ready In: 35 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 888Calories from Fat 151

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 17 g26.2%

Saturated Fat 1 g5%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 1579 mg65.79%

Total Carbohydrates 97 g32.3%

Dietary Fiber 17 g68%

Sugars 6 g

Protein 82 g164%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet