Mussel and clam risotto recipe

Mussel and clam risotto
Mussel and clam risotto

Mussel and clam risotto

Apart from the fact that it has an important health reason for eating shellfish, and that it's high selenium and zinc content. Most people in the Western world are very deficient in these important minerals, which have been shown to protect against heart disease and cancer of the oesophagus and prostate. They are also known to increase male fertility. (Serves 4)

Fresh mussels and/or clams: about 2.25kg, cleaned thoroughly and 'beard' removed

White wine: 200ml

Unsalted butter: 50g

Onion: 1, finely sliced

Carnaroli or arborio rice: 400g

Bay leaves: 2

Fresh herbs: a small handful, chopped

Vegetable or fish stock: 850ml

Single cream: 3 tablespoons

Tomato and spring onion salad: to serve

Put the shellfish into a large saucepan / Pour in the wine and heat, covered, until the shells open (discard any which don't) / Take the fish out of their shells, set aside and strain the liquid / Melt the butter in a separate saucepan, add the onion and cook for 5 minutes until soft / Tip in the rice and stir until coated with butter / Pour in the reserved fish liquid and add the bay leaves and herbs / Simmer until the liquid is almost absorbed, then, adding a little warm stock at a time, continue simmering and stirring until the rice is just tender, about 20 minutes / Stir in the cream, carefully add the fish and warm through / Serve with the tomato and spring onion salad.

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Cleanclover 6 years ago from Piece of land! Author

Thank you lilibees. Glad you liked it :-))

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lilibees 6 years ago

Looks great, I will have to try this!

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