With the holidays around the corner, its a good time to start bookmarking elegant and delicious recipes. A simple but stunning parmesan crab risotto is the perfect starter for an intimate dinner party. Or, pair it with a crisp green salad for a great luncheon menu.
Risotto requires that you stand over the stove for 20 minutes so invite everyone into the kitchen. Use fresh-cracked crab meat for a rich, luxurious-tasting risotto. The recipe is quite basic, so feel free to get creative. Onions instead of shallots, parsley in place of sage, or sautéed mushrooms for a vegetarian version. To look at how I made it, read more.
6 to 8 cups Homemade Chicken Stock, or canned low-sodium chicken broth, skimmed of fat Serves 4.
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup finely chopped shallots, (about 2)
1 cup Arborio or Carnaroli rice
1/2 cup dry white wine
4 to 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus extra for grating or shaving
3/4 pound shelled cooked Dungeness crab
1 tablespoon minced fresh sage leaves
Salt, freshly ground pepper
6 to 8 cups Homemade Chicken Stock, or canned low-sodium chicken broth, skimmed of fat