Monday, May 3, 2010

Pan-Seared Shrimp and Arugula Risotto

Night number one for Cooking Light. I've been wanting to make risotto for the longest time.It's creamy and rich and tastes so decadent. It stands up well to the bold arugula and shrimp... yumm

What ya need (makes six servings)

4 cups Homemade Chicken Stock
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
1/2 cup chopped shallots
6 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup uncooked Carnaroli or Arborio rice or other medium-grain rice
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/2 cup (2 ounces) grated fresh Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
2 tablespoons butter
3 cups baby arugula
1/2 cup thinly sliced fresh basil

What ya do:
1. Bring Homemade Chicken Stock to a simmer in a small saucepan (do not boil). Keep warm over low heat.
2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle shrimp with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Add shrimp to pan; cook 1 minute. Remove pan from heat; set aside.
3. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add shallots and garlic to pan; cook 5 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently. Add rice; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in wine; cook 1 minute or until the liquid is nearly absorbed, stirring constantly. Add 1 cup stock; cook 4 minutes or until liquid is nearly absorbed, stirring constantly. Stir in remaining stock, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring frequently until each portion of stock is absorbed before adding the next (about 25 minutes total). Stir in shrimp; cook 1 minute or until done. Stir in cheese, butter, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, and remaining 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Remove from heat; stir in arugula and basil.

Another healthy entree:
Calories:344
Fat:13.4g (sat 4.8g,mono 5.8g,poly 1.5g)
Protein:26g
Carbohydrate:30.3g
Fiber:1.9g
Cholesterol:139mg
Iron:2.6mg
Sodium:521mg
Calcium:210mg

1 comment:

Ms Bibi said...

Looks so good. I love the arugula in your risotto. Never tried arugula that way.