How to Make Lobster Risotto

Love is in the air! Can you feel it. Yes it’s almost time for Valentine’s Day. I have to admit I’m a complete romantic sap and love the day. Plus I’m kind of obsessed with red and pink. What do we do to celebrate? Mr. bell’alimento & I typically don’t go out for Valentine’s Day dinner, we like to stay home and make something special instead. Restaurants tend be overcrowded on Valentine’s, the food is overpriced and oh yeah bad service is sure to entail (of course they can’t help it they’re overloaded). Just because we stay in doesn’t mean we don’t get a little fancy with our menu.

But that doesn’t mean it has to be fussy. Risotto is a wonderful creamy dreamy sexy dish. Add some spicy lobster to the mix and you have a super sexy meal perfect for Valentine’s day (try saying that 6 times fast). Not to mention it won’t break the bank so you can splurge on something special like say a little black dress or perhaps those heels you’ve had your eye on ; ) Go ahead you deserve it!

Something else that’s perfect for Valentine’s day… Le Creuset. Yes, that’s my kind of Valentine. Just look at that gorgeous Cherry Red 4 1/2 Quart French Oven. Are you speaking with a French accent right now? An accent always ups the sexy ante. And don’t miss those mini coquettes. Adorable and perfect for holding all kinds of deliciousness.

Would you like to have them? No, not just one. We’re giving away BOTH the 4 1/2 quart and the set of  3 Mini Coquettes. All dressed up in cherry red.

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How to Make Lobster Risotto

What You Will Need:

  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter - divided
  • 1/2 onion - minced
  • 2 cups arborio rice
  • 5-6 cups stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 lime - juiced
  • 2 lobster tails

What To Do:

  1. Into a medium saute pan add 2 tablespoons butter, heat over medium heat. Add onion and saute until softened.
  2. Add rice, stirring constantly and cook until it's coated with butter.
  3. Add ladle full of stock, stirring and cooking until it has been absorbed. Continue adding ladles of stock, stirring and coking until absorbed. Approximately 20 minutes until rice is tender.
  4. Check for seasoning. Add salt if necessary.
  5. 10 minutes before risotto is to be finished begin cooking lobster tails. Preheat broiler to high.
  6. Into a medium oven proof saute pan add remaining butter and melt over medium heat. When melted add chili powder, curry powder and lime juice. Mix to combine.
  7. Place lobster tails into butter mixture. Transfer pan to oven and cook for approximately 3 minutes. Flip lobster tails and cook for an additional 3 minutes.
  8. Remove lobster from shell. Slice into medallions or cubes and incorporate into risotto.
  9. Serve immediately.


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    Jordan C in NC /

    I actually have been wanting to make risotto! I saw a recipe for Short Ribs and Mushroom risotto I would really love to try. I also want to make carnitas :)

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    Jordan C in NC /

    I already follow you on Twitter

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    I already like you on facebook

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    Jordan C in NC /

    Now following you on Pinterest too! :) yay!

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    Jordan C in NC /

    Now following Le Creuset on Twitter too :)

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    Jordan C in NC /

    already signed up for your RSS feed…. that’s how I found out about the giveaway. Can you tell I really want this giveaway 😉 Haven’t been able to afford a LeCreuset yet.

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    Ashley /

    I would love to make this lobster risotto in my new Le Creuset French oven!

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    Bobbi Jo /

    I would love to try the yummy Lobster Risotto in my LeCreuset and some mini cobblers in the little ones.

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    Katherine /

    I would make a Pot Roast!


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