Shrimp and Pea Risotto

by Jenn on April 20, 2009

in Budget,Gluten Free,Pastas and Grains,Seafood

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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:

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Erin April 20, 2009 at 11:25 pm

This looks delicious- what a great combination!

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joelen April 21, 2009 at 6:04 am

Gorgeous plating and looks awesome!

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bakinandeggs April 24, 2009 at 2:44 pm

This looks great! I’m going to have to give it a try.

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Amy I. April 24, 2009 at 11:38 pm

Hell’s Kitchen is a guilty pleasure for me too, even though it stresses me out to watch it! Now whenever I hear the word risotto I think of it as “riss-ahh-to” like Ramsay pronounces it.

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Diane-thewholegang May 22, 2009 at 3:18 pm

Wow, I’ve not heard of using milk in the risotto. I think I’ll try coconut milk to keep it dairy free. Thanks for sharing this on Friday Foodie Fix!

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Brian May 25, 2009 at 5:32 pm

Hell’s Kitchen is one of my favorites. Thanks for sharing the tips for risotto. I’ve only tried to make once and it turned out so-so.

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gfe-gluten free easily May 25, 2009 at 5:52 pm

Jenn–Wow, that looks fabulous!! I love the them of your blog living the Michael Pollan way. I quote his subtitle that’s in your heading often. Eating gluten free is so much easier following Michael Pollan’s guidance. :-)

Shirley

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gfe-gluten free easily May 25, 2009 at 5:53 pm

I meant “theme” obviously. Sigh. I’ve been typo-prone lately. :-)

Shirley

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Rachel May 26, 2009 at 4:03 am

I’ve yet to try making risotto. I’m a little scared of it. Yours looks beautiful. I hope someday I get the courage to give it a go.

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