Recipe courtesy of Mario Batali
Show: Molto Mario
Total:
1 hr
Active:
20 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

  • 3 quarts water
  • 1/2 onion, coarsely chopped, plus 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 carrot, coarsely chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 (1 1/2-pound) spiny lobsters
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 cups arborio rice (Vialone Nano brand preferred)
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 bunch Italian parsley, finely chopped to yield 1/4 cup

Directions

Bring 3 quarts water to boil with the coarsely chopped onion, carrot, and bay leaf. Prepare the ice bath. Plunge each lobster into the boiling water and cook for 2 minutes. Remove and submerge in ice water 1 minute. Drain and set aside. Keep the lobster cooking liquid warm on stove.

In a 12 to 14-inch frying pan with 3-inch sides, heat the olive oil, finely chopped onion, and tomato paste over medium heat until softened but not brown, about 8 to 10 minutes. Add the rice and, stirring constantly, cook until opaque, about 2 minutes. Add the white wine, then the lobster cooking liquid, ladle by ladle, until the rice is covered. Turn the heat to high and, stirring constantly, continue to cook, maintaining the level of liquid just above the level of rice, for 15 minutes.

Remove the lobster from its shell, chop the meat into 1-inch pieces and toss into rice. Continue cooking until rice is soft but still al dente. Season with salt and pepper, remove from heat and stir in butter and parsley. Serve immediately.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Risotto

Recipe courtesy of Eddie Russell

Squash Risotto

Recipe courtesy of Emeril Lagasse

Risotto Timbale

Recipe courtesy of Rachael Ray

Crab Risotto

Seafood Risotto

Recipe courtesy of No Author

Champagne Risotto

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Truffle Risotto

Recipe courtesy of Michael Symon

Lobster Risotto

Cooking Tips 3 Videos

Step-by-step photos

Eggs 101: Poached 01:24

These easy steps will have you poaching eggs to perfection in no time.

Similar Topics:

On TV

Not My Mama's Meals

7:30am | 6:30c

Not My Mama's Meals

8:30am | 7:30c

Not My Mama's Meals

9:30am | 8:30c

Vinny & Ma Eat America

10:30am | 9:30c

Vinny & Ma Eat America

11:30am | 10:30c

Vinny & Ma Eat America

12:30pm | 11:30c

Donut Showdown

1:30pm | 12:30c

Donut Showdown

2:30pm | 1:30c

Donut Showdown

3:30pm | 2:30c

Donut Showdown

4:30pm | 3:30c

Sugar Showdown

5:30pm | 4:30c

Sugar Showdown

6:30pm | 5:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Cupcake Wars

8pm | 7c

Sugar Showdown

10:30pm | 9:30c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Cupcake Wars

12am | 11c

Cupcake Wars

1am | 12c

Sugar Showdown

2:30am | 1:30c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c

So Much Pretty Food Here