Just made this recipe last night for our Adult Cooking class and it was a hit! The aroma of the Lobster pre-cooking in the oven was the omen of a good meal, the smell of the Brandy reducing into the shallots and the taste of the fortified stock had us smiling since the beginning. Like all good things, Risotto takes time and this recipe is well worth the waiting!
Read the notes underneath on how to fortify your stock and how to precook your Risotto so you can prepare it at least a day ahead(good idea for parties). Also, calculate about 1/2 cup of uncooked Arborio per person so you don't end up with too much left over.
When having leftover Risotto, you can always form the cold mix into patties and cook them on a skillet on low heat for 5 minutes(make sure you cook both sides of the patty). You can also place the mix in a cupcake baking pan(fill only 1/2 of each cupcake), top it with shaved Parmesan and cook at 350 F until golden brown!
BTW! If you are in the Miami area or are planning to visit and would like to try our Adult Cooking Classes check out the menus under the Adult Cooking Classes tab and book your class today!
See you soon!
This is an elegant holiday or any occasion Risotto recipe. Perfect as a main dish or a side dish. It all depends the occasion.