ULOG #21 - Risotto with Pan Seared Shrimp

in ulog •  3 months ago

Risotto with Pan Seared Shrimp

Here's what I made for dinner last night.

Risotto is a wonderful and versatile dish. It can be an appetizer, a side or when combined with something like pan seared shrimp it becomes a main course!

A good risotto requires a bit of attention when cooking but it is well worth the effort. Also, using a flavorful stock with kick your dish up a notch!


Here are the ingredients that I used:

1 lb 26-30 count shrimp
32 oz seafood stock
1 cup arborio rice
1 cup dry white wine
4 cloves fresh garlic grated
1 bunch fresh basil minced
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
3 tbs unsalted butter
smoked paprika
garlic powder
olive oil

How to do it:

Thaw the shrimp, if frozen.


Remove the shells, but save them


Pat dry the shrimp and place them is a small bowl


Add a tablespoon of olive oil, a sprinkle of garlic powder, a sprinkle of smoked paprika, and a pinch of salt to the shrimp and give it a stir. Put the bowl in the fridge to let marinate.


In a medium sauce pan add the shrimp shells and stock


Bring the stock to a low simmer for 45 - 60 minutes


When done, strain the stock into a medium bowl


Grate 4 cloves of garlic


Mince some basil


Melt 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter in a medium sauce pan


Add the garlic and cook for about 30 seconds


measure a cup of rice


This is what I used


Add the rice to the sauce pan and cook for for several minutes


Measure a cup of wine


Enjoy a glass yourself


Add the cup of wine to the rice


Stir frequently until the wine is absorbed by the rice. Then begin adding the stock one half cup at a time, stirring frequently until the stock is absorbed before adding the next half cup. Begin tasting the rice when you used up most of the stock. You want it to be "al dente" and not hard. It should look and have a nice creamy consistency.

Add the basil


Turn of the heat and add the cheese


Set the rice aside while you do the shrimp.

Heat up a large skillet on high and melt the remaining butter


Add the shrimp. They should be a single layer.

Cook for a couple of minutes on each side


Plate the risotto and top with the shrimp




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Looks simply delicious Roger, not a dish I have tried before will have to give this a bash. Love seafood added to top it off.



Thank you Joan! You can add anything that you like, but shrimp is my favorite.

So going to make this dish, i Made shrimp this week or well gamba’s pil pil but this is a winner too. Thank you for making me hungry!


Thank you for your comments! I hope you get a chance to make it!


@rwedegis, Hope that you've really enjoyed this foodie session and the dish hold the attractive essence too. And in my opinion you've put lot of efforts in this post and you've shared all the ingredient details and step by step "How To" process so, for that i really want to appreciate your work. Keep up and enjoy the foodie times.

Wishing you an great day and stay blessed. 🙂

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Thank you for your comments! I really appreciate them!


Welcome and have a great time ahead. 🙂

Looks tasty. I love shrimp and rice, but I never did the risotto with shrimp .


Thank you! You should give it a try!

That looks so good! After reading this it made me crave for shrimp haha. Thanks for sharing us this recipe to us!


Thank you I'm glad that you like it!


You’re welcome. Have a great day ahead!

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Looks really nice! I do love a risotto!



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Thank you for your comments!