Shrimp and Pea Risotto

by Jenn on April 20, 2009

in Budget,Gluten Free,Pastas and Grains,Seafood


This dish is one of the first ways I created risotto, and it’s a great mix so has become a regular standard in our kitchen.  It’s easy, doesn’t take a lot of time, is cheap, and very flavorful.  I learned how to make risotto a couple of years ago watching one of the first espisodes of Gordon Ramsay’s “Hell’s Kitchen”.  Yes, I learned by watching a TV show and by watching Ramsay yell at people for not making the pea risotto correctly.  It’s really not that hard, despite the fact that no one on the show can ever seem to do it right.  Risotto just requires some love and care and babysitting.  That’s it.  Now being that I saw this being made on Hell’s Kitchen, it’s not like there is a published recipe for it.  As I have made this I have developed a pretty standardized recipe though that consistently works and brings a lot of flavor.  Here is my take: