By MariaLuisa on February 05, 2008
Photo by Sweetiebarbara
Photo by Sweetiebarbara
"This recipe comes from "Marcella's Italian Kitchen" by Marcella Hazan. I have made it several times with good results. The shellfish or fish that you choose can vary; it is the method that is important. Other seafood that could be added include clams and one cup of clam juice, mussels, scallops, monkfish, etc. It needs to be made with an Arborio-type of rice (Carnaroli, Roma, etc.). I think it is more intriguing served in the Italian style -- as a first course in smallish portions."
Serving Size: 1 (478 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
"Sorry I did not rate this 6 months ago. I have made it several times and it's just awsome. My husband loves it. We mix it up and add other kinds of seafood. I make it as the main dish because no one would eat anything else it's so good. So worth the time. Showed my niece how to make it and just sent her the Recipe. Thanks for Sharing!"
"First time I ever tried risotto. OH my - It was better than any restaurant (if I do say so myself). I used a 32 oz box of organic vegi stock, and added a touch of tomatoe paste after reading on of the reviews. It started with a 1/2 lb fillet of sole I had left over - I had to pop to the fish market to get 1/4 lb shrimp, 1/2 lb bay shrimp and 1/2 lb fresh clams. It turned out wonderfully - I was a little apprehensive about leaving a lid on the onions and tomatoes (oh and I added a few chopped up mushrooms here) for 45 mins - but it worked and I only peeked once! My husband loved it. Thanks for the recipe."
"I had a mixture of fruits from the sea... shrimp, octopus, squid, clams, and muscles. I also had onions, garlic, and the last Roma tomatoes, all from my garden. I bought a bottle of dry Italian white wine, and the wonderful Arborio rice. The rice was awesome, and the dish was great. I was a bit awkward in step 9, not knowing what exactly to expect, but it turned out ok... I will understand better next time. It was very tasty, and is one of Michael's favorites. Thanks Maria Luisa. Made for Fall PAC 2008."
"This was exactly what I was looking for Maria Luisa. I had 10 lb of fresh fish I just received from Alaska and used cod and halibut only for making this risotto. I also wanted a bit more tomato taste to the rice and added an extra 2 T tomato paste. We loved the recipe very much and will become our regular risotto. Thank you Maria Luisa for posting this dish so graciously."