SABC Logo
 
Top Billing Thursday 7:30pm
 
TOP BILLING HIGHLIGHTS
Win your Studio.w wish list
 Win your Studio.w wish list
you are here: Recipes | Crayfish Risotto

Crayfish Risotto

Crayfish Risotto
(serves 4-6)

STOCK
1 carrot, cut into chunks
1 onion, quartered
1 celery stalk, cut into chunks
1 bay leaf
a few black peppercorns
1T tomato paste
¼ cup white wine

RISOTTO
4 medium-sized crayfish
1 onion, cut very finely
3 garlic cloves, chopped
350g risotto rice
½ cup white wine
1T passata
juice of ½ lemon
75g butter, cut into blocks
2T cream (optional)
2T chopped parsley

For the stock: heat a little olive oil in a large pot and sweat the vegetables, bay leaf, peppercorns and tomato paste together for a few minutes. Add the wine, 2½  litres of water and the crayfish heads and tails. Boil for 15 minutes then remove the crayfish tails. Simmer for another 15 minutes, then strain and place over low heat to keep warm.

For the risotto: clean the crayfish tails by removing the intestine and the shells (you can keep some pieces with the shell on for decorating). Heat some butter or olive oil in a casserole and fry the onion and garlic, add the rice and stir to coat all the grains with fat. Add the wine, let it bubble away, then start adding the stock a ladleful a time. When each ladle of stock has almost evaporated, add the next (you will use approximately 4 cups of stock). After about 15 minutes add the tomato passata and cleaned crayfish. Season with salt and pepper and cook for another 2-3 minutes, then remove from the heat. Beat in the lemon juice and butter. Stir in the cream, if using, and the parsley.

Print Friendly Print Friendly




 
SEARCH TOP BILLING
SHARE TOP BILLING
RSS FEEDS
Subscribe to our RSS Feeds Top Billing's RSS Feeds
Top Billing on TwitterTop Billing on Facebook
TOP BILLING NEWSLETTER
Subscribe to Tob Billing Newsletter
VOTING POLL
Did you enjoy Bonang's AKA interview?
Yes, I loved it
Can't wait for the next one
No, not interested in them
Love them but not together
Vote now  View Poll Results
SABC Logo
Broadcasting for Total Citizen Empowerment
About the SABC Contact Us Jobs
Advertise Disclaimer Site Map
DMMA Logo

SABC © 2011
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use
© Copyright 2010 Top Billing | Site created by  Fusia Web Services