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Shrimp Risotto



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1 lb Shrimp (unshelled)

1 Bay leaf

Celery leaves (A few) 6 Peppercorns

Salt, to taste Saffron threads (A few) 3 3/4 c Water

6 tb Butter, divided

1 Onion, chopped

1 Clove garlic, crushed

2 c Italian Arborio rice

1 1/4 c Dry white wine

2 Zucchini, cut into thin

-strips 6 oz Oyster mushrooms, cut into

-pieces 2 tb Chopped fresh parsley

1/4 c Grated Parmesan cheese,

-divided Rinse and peel the shrimp; set aside. Rinse the shrimp shells, then put them in a saucepan along with the bay leaf, celery leaves, peppercorns, salt, saffron, and water. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 20 minutes. Strain and reserve the stock. In a heavy large saucepan or skillet, melt 3 tablespoons of the butter; add the onion and garlic. Cook for about 5 minutes or until softened but not colored. Add the rice and stir to coat all the grains with butter. Add 1/3 of the reserved stock and bring to a boil, then simmer, uncovered,

until the stock is absorbed. Stirring, gradually add more stock and the wine until it has all been absorbed and the rice is cooked; this will take about 20 minutes. In a separate pan, melt the remaining butter, add the shrimp, zucchini, and mushrooms; cook for 3 or 4 minutes. Fold the mixture into the rice along with the rice and half of the cheese. Taste and add salt, if needed. Serve piping hot, sprinkled with the remaining cheese. Makes 4 servings. Nutrient Values per Serving: 719 Calories, 22 g Fat, 12 g Saturated Fat, 34 g Protein, 83 g Carbohydrate, 224 mg Cholesterol, 511 mg Sodium. 


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