This week I have two special treats for you: #1 my step daughter Aubrey makes an appearance and #2 we are doing a two part Italian feast series. Part 1 is going to be Shrimp and Pea Risotto. Super yummy! This is Aubrey’s recipe, but I added the shrimp and peas to make it a little more interesting, if you just like plain cheese you don’t need to add any extras. As you may already know, risotto is a naturally gluten free Italian item, so there is no need to change the recipe or find different flours to mimic the real thing. It’s just rice, cheese, shrimp and peas. Next week I will be unveiling part two which will be Parmesan chicken.
Please check out this week’s Gluten Free Avenger Episode 17 Shrimp and Pea Risotto. You can click below to start viewing or use this link (http://youtu.be/7wUEaj4duGs). Please scroll below to see the full recipe.
Shrimp and Pea Risotto
- 1 1/2 cups Arborio rice
- 5 cups chicken broth
- 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 cup dry white wine
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter diced
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 cup frozen peas optional
- ¾ lbs of shrimp
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Place the rice and 4 cups of the chicken stock in a Dutch oven. Cover and bake for 45 minutes, until most of the liquid is absorbed and the rice is al dente.
In a small bowl, toss shrimp in 2 tbsp. of olive oil and season with salt and pepper. In a
Dutch oven (or large stockpot), add the shrimp and cook on medium high heat until they're opaque in the center, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and place shrimp and juices in a bowl. Set aside.
Remove from the oven, add the remaining cup of chicken stock, the Parmesan, wine, butter, salt, and pepper, and stir vigorously for 2 to 3 minutes, until the rice is thick and creamy. Add the peas and stir until heated through. Serve hot.
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