Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Lobster Stock & Seafood Risotto

What a day, what a day, what a day!!!  My good friend Susan at From Beyond My Kitchen Window came to visit us in Maine!  We were sad that her hubby couldn't make it, but we still had fun!!!  We did lots of touring, lots of seaside gawking and lots of cooking!

Tonight Susan treated us to her home-made seafood Risotto!  It was better than any dish I've sampled in 5 Star restaurant!

We started by making our own seafood stalk!  Susan was the genius behind this idea, and it made all the difference in the world.  Our "Top Secret" recipe is below!!!






Fill your pan about 3/4 full with water.  Take the carcass of your lobster or any shellfish you have, add an onion, pepper corns, white wine, lemon wedge, Old Bay Seasoning, parsley, bring to a boil and then simmer for about 20 minutes.

Strain through a cheese-cloth into a bowl or use a coffee filter if you don't have cheese-cloth.  Once you've used what you need, freeze the rest!!!

We used this stock to make a seafood risotto!   You can follow any basic risotto recipe, add fresh seafood (the secret to this amazing dish).  We added fresh lobster, shrimp, scallops & calamari, and organic green peas!

Below is our first cooking video!  We'll probably keep our day jobs!  Enjoy!

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18 comments:

  1. Oh, yum. That lobster... (You really enjoy torturing us, dontcha?) Neat to see you use good ol' Old Bay, too. That's a staple in our house.

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  2. Not a seafood fan myself, but I'm glad you had such a great time with your friend!

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  3. Oh my this looks soooo goooood! Living now in a landlocked state I crave seafood, especially a Maine lobster!

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  4. Oh my word I'm so jealous! I would have loved to have shared the day with you both. That risotto looks outstanding! What a wonderful day x

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  5. Oh my, what a yummy meal. Homemade stock is always best.
    Sam

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  6. Oh yes! Lobster is bottoming out in price at the little lobster place that opened up the road from the grey cottage! To boot, this year he has expanded and is selling clams and mussels. What a good idea making lobster risotto is! The stock is a pretty perfect base - you ladies are inspired!

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  7. Ohhhhh...that's a great stock recipe...I'm snagging...and I'll be looking for the pin. I can't figure out how to pin properly...you know? Should I pin or should I allow my friend to pin and then repin? I'm so confused.

    I love the little video...always fun to hear people's voices...it just needs to be longer. I think that any video up to a minute will fly...perhaps it's longer. You could always use You Tube if you want to go for the big time!

    Glad that you enjoyed a happy day...the weather certainly has been perfect!

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  8. Oh and prices for lobster are 3.99 a pound here in town...I may have to treat my hubby. I did pin...if you want me to remove or do it a different way, let me know.

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  9. What fun!! I really appreciate your secret stock recipe for the risotto. Looks wonderful.

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  10. wow it looks so delish! You two together must be cooking up a storm yummm
    Cathy

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  11. this looks sooooo good. i am making it as soon as i get the seafood! celery is very easy to grow and it has about 100 X the flavor as storebought so you don't need to use much of it in recipes!

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  12. oooh, that really does look better than awesome :-)

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  13. Love seafood risotto! I always load up on everything seafood when we go visit my family in Italy

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  14. Mmm...must be seafood day all around. This looks delish.

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  15. omg my husband would loveeee this!

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  16. That looks incredible! I love risotto but never make it! What a fabulous dish!

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