Must-Try Gordon Ramsay Lobster Risotto (2023)

This is a simple Lobster Risotto Recipe, yet a luxurious meal. I had some leftover steamed asparagus spears, cut them up, and tossed them in at the end. Using Lobster shells is much better than a bouillon stock.

You start by sautéing the leftover lobster shells in oil, boiling them in a pot of water with chopped onion, adding a couple of peppercorns, and then bay leaves. Lobster is pricey, and you can stretch it out by making an entirely new meal using lobster shells.

Equipment You Need To Make Gordon Ramsay’s Risotto?

  • Saucepan: In a saucepan, warm the broth. That’s not it! You cannot use brothy, chilly liquids.
  • Skillet: For this recipe, you’ll need two skillets. For cooking the mushrooms and making the Risotto, you’ll need two. You can use the skillet to make the Risotto if you’re as lazy as I am.
  • Spatula: A lot of stirring will be required for this recipe. A spatula is ideal for this. Even if it doesn’t aid your arm, it’ll assist you in making a fantastic risotto.

My favorite pan to make Risotto is a 12-Inch Professional Grade All-Clad D3 Tri-Ply Stainless Steel Fry PanGreat for cooking at higher heat with oils to develop foods with full, rich flavor, color, and crisp texture.

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I’ve used and recommend both cookware sets, the ScanPan 10-Piece Cookware Set and the All-Clad Tri-Ply Stainless Steel Cookware; both are well-made pans with a solid, heavy bottom, heat fast, and they get the job done. Visit the ScanPan or All-Clad on Amazon. Available at Amazon.

How to Make Gordon Ramsay Lobster Risotto

Make those lobster flavors last and when you are all set, make this lobster risotto. Heat the lobster stock in a saucepot. Then Melt Down the butter in a saucepan next to it; add the onions and cook onions until they are translucent; add Arborio rice, season with salt, and stir to combine.

Step 1. Bring broth and 1 1/2 cups of water to a boil in a saucepan. 

Step 2. Add Lobster; cover and cook for 4 minutes. 

Step 3. Remove the Lobster from the pan; cool for 5 minutes. 

Step 4. Remove meat from cooked lobster tails, reserving shells; Chop meat. 

Step 5. Place shells in a large zip-top plastic bag. Coarsely crush shells using a meat mallet or heavy skillet. Return crushed shells to the broth mixture. 

Step 6. Reduce heat to medium-low. 

Step 7. Heat 1 tbsp butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Cover and cook for 20 minutes. Strain shell mixture through a sieve over a bowl, reserving broth; discard solids. Return broth mixture to saucepan; keep warm over low heat. 

Step 8. Add rice to pan; cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. 

Step 9. Reserve 2 tbsps broth mixture. Stir in 1 cup broth mixture and 1/4 cup grated Parmesan, and cook for 5 minutes or until liquid is nearly absorbed, stirring constantly. 

Step 10. Add the remaining broth mixture, 1/2 cup simultaneously, constantly stirring until each portion is absorbed before adding the next (about 22 minutes total). 

Step 11. Remove from heat, stir in Lobster, the reserved 2 tbsps broth mixture, 2 tbsps butter, and green peas. Serve immediately with remaining Parmesan.

Lobster Risotto

Servings

4

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

30

minutes

This is a simple yet luxurious meal. I had some leftover steamed asparagus spears, cut them up, and tossed them in at the end. Using Lobster is much better than using a bouillon stock.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups 4 chicken broth

  • 3 (5 oz.) American Main lobster tails

  • 3 tbsps. butter, divided

  • 1 cup 1 uncooked Arborio rice

  • 3/4 cup 3/4 frozen green peas, thawed

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 Grated Parmesan

  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions

  • Bring broth and 1 1/2 cups of water to a boil in a saucepan.
  • Add Lobster; cover and cook for 4 minutes.
  • Remove the Lobster from the pan; cool for 5 minutes.
  • Remove meat from cooked lobster tails, reserving shells and chop meat.
  • Place shells in a large zip-top plastic bag and heat 1 tbsp butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. . Coarsely crush shells using a meat mallet or heavy skillet. Return crushed shells to the broth mixture.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low.
  • Heat 1 tbsp butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Cover and cook for 20 minutes; strain and discard solids. Return broth mixture to saucepan; keep warm over low heat.
  • Add rice to pan; cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Stir in 1 cup broth mixture and cook for 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed, stirring constantly. Reserve 2 tbsps Broth mixture.
  • Add the remaining broth mixture, 1/2 cup simultaneously, constantly stirring until each portion is absorbed before adding the next (about 22 minutes total).
  • Remove from heat, stir in Lobster, the reserved 2 tbsps Broth mixture, 2 tbsps Butter and green peas. Serve immediately with remaining Parmesan.

Recipe Video

Notes

  • Adapted from Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen

John Siracusa

Cooking, for me, has always been an "art" infused with traditions. My career was inspired by Hell's Kitchen, the West Side of Manhattan, which boasts one of N.Y. City's best independent restaurant communities, along with Gordon Ramsay's no-nonsense approach towards always being your best.

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