Champagne Risotto with Shrimp

Champagne Risotto with Shrimp recipe pictures


As I mentioned earlier Cliff and I were able to get away for a few days to Mexico. It was heavenly! We stayed at an all-inclusive resort. Sometimes the restaurants at all-inclusives can be hit or miss. This was a smaller resort and it only had 3 restaurants. 1 buffet with a nightly theme, 1 Asian, and 1 Italian. We had heard that the Italian was far superior to the other restaurants but we tired them all anyway. We should have just gone to the Italian every night! I grew up on Italian food and we eat a lot of Italian food but we both really liked the Italian restaurant, El Mirador. One night I ordered champagne risotto with prawns. I wasn’t sure what I would get. Would it resemble risotto at all? Ha! It was surprisingly good though! I was too full from the bread, soup, and antipasto bar to each much but I was sure to at least eat all of the prawns!

The restaurant had a pretty romantic setting. Kids were not allowed, and they had a violinist playing. It kind of felt like Valentine’s Day! And, I think risotto is the perfect Valentine’s Day meal. Throw in champagne and shrimp and it is a no brainer! This is a perfect, and easy meal to make your significant other for Valentine’s Day. Unless, they don’t like seafood (my husband) then maybe this would be a better choice! I was really happy that the champagne taste came through even though it was cooked. It is perfectly rich and creamy, just like it should be! It you want to be really fancy you could also add Lobster!

Last year we hosted a giveaway with Del Monte. I am happy to announce the winner of the $100 Visa giftcard is Annette! Thanks to all who entered!

Champagne Risotto with Shrimp recipe pictures

Here is what you’ll need

Champagne Risotto with Shrimp recipe pictures

Saute the olive oil, shallot, and garlic

Champagne Risotto with Shrimp recipe pictures

Add the arborio rice

Champagne Risotto with Shrimp recipe pictures

Add the champagne

Champagne Risotto with Shrimp recipe pictures

Begin adding the chicken broth

Champagne Risotto with Shrimp recipe pictures

Cut the shrimp

Champagne Risotto with Shrimp recipe pictures

Add the cream and the cheese

Champagne Risotto with Shrimp recipe pictures

Heat the shrimp with the butter, garlic, champagne, and lemon juice

Champagne Risotto with Shrimp recipe pictures

Add the shrimp to the risotto

Champagne Risotto with Shrimp recipe pictures

Perfect Valentine’s Day dinner for your hubby-or wife!

Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>