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Friday, April 3, 2015

RISOTTO WITH SPINACH AND SHRIMPS

As mentioned in previous postings, Easter is all about lamb in our home except for Good Friday, a day of strict fasting and abstinence from all meat.  Sometimes the simplest recipes are the very best.  Like this one, which has become a favorite of ours.  Trust me, this dish is brilliant, speedy, and ideal when the day calls for a meatless dish.






Ingredients:


1 1/2 uncooked large shrimps, peeled and deveined
5 cups of vegetable broth or water
6 tablespoons of olive oil
2 shallots, chopped
1 cup of Arborio or Carnaroli Brown rice
1 lb. fresh spinach leaves ot 1 (10 oz. package)
2 cloves of garlic, minced
salt and black pepper



Preparation:

In large pan, over medium heat, add 3 tablespoons olive oil.  Sauté shallots until softened. Add the rice and sauté for 1 minute. Add 1 cup of broth, stirring often until broth is almost completely absorbed. Continue adding broth until all the broth is absorbed and the rice is tender. 

In another skillet over medium heat, add the remaining 3 tablespoons olive oil. Sauté garlic until aromatic and softened. Add shrimp and cook until just done. Do not overcook. Remove shrimps to a plate. In the same skillet, add spinach tossing until spinach is wilted.  Adjust for salt and pepper.  Toss all ingredients until heated through and creamy.   Serve immediately.