Saturday, 22 August 2009

Mushroom & Prawn Risotto with lemon and marscapone

Last night I was the risotto queen. I came across this recipe that I have copied down from somewhere, although I have no idea where. I have a box stuffed with random recipes that I've photocopied or scribbled down and I occasionally have a dig through to look for something I fancy.

I like risottos. I know people always complain that it's a bit of a faff but I don't think it really is. Yeah you have to do a bit of stirring but it doesn't take any longer to make than any other meal, you're just standing over it a bit more. Plus there are things you can do whilst you're stirring,
- text people with your free hand
- read a book
- get lost in random thoughts
- make lists of things that need doing

Anyway, the result was more than worth a bit of stirring - it was gorgeous! If I do say myself.


(Would serve 4 if you're serving it with something else, however on it's own you can get 3 servings out of it)

125g spring onion - finely chopped
2 sticks celery - finely chopped
1 small lemon
300g mushrooms - finely sliced
50g butter
2 chicken stock cubes
175g cooked, peeled prawns
125g marscapone (about half a tub)


- Remove the zest of the lemon and chop to dust

- Dissolve stock cubes in 1l of water
- Melt butter in pan and stir in celery and spring onion and cook for 5 minutes

- Add lemon zest, mushrooms and rice and stir until the rice is coated

- Add 2tbps on lemon juice and then add the stock ladle by ladle until all the liquid is absorbed

- Add in the prawns and stir then add in the marscapone

- Stick a lid on the pan (or if you're like me and don't have a lid for your pan, cover it in tin foil!) and leave for 5 minutes.

- Bask in the glory of producing a damn fine meal!


Diane said...

And very tasty it looks too - will give it a try!.
On Friday night, it appeared that they all got 30 minutes each, but some did more with their 30 minutes than others. I thought that the Human League were by far the best but I really enjoyed them all. Have a great weekend. xxx

The Curious Cat said...

That looks lush - snap - I also made risotto this week (despite the heat) but I did a risotto is great for guests and if you want to serve up something yum on the cheap! It has also never occurred to me that mushroom and prawn might go together...hmmm...

Several tips said...

Very good recipe