Lobster Risotto

  • Recipe By
  • Published May 21st
  • Ready In1h 15m
  • Servings6
  • Calories565
A very rich and creamy risotto with lobster, caramelized onions, and sherry.

Lobster Risotto Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Lobster Risotto for 6 servings:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil, divided
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups Arborio rice
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup light cream
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup sherry
  • 2 cups cooked lobster meat
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 pinch salt and ground black pepper to taste

Lobster Risotto Cooking Instructions

  • Prep15m
  • Cook1h
  • Ready In1h 15m

To cook Lobster Risotto, you need about 15 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Lobster Risotto is about 1 hour , and you can serve your Lobster Risotto within 1 hour 15 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Lobster Risotto easily:

  1. 1 Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onions until light brown and tender, about 20 minutes.
  2. 2 Bring chicken broth to a boil in a pot; reduce heat to low and keep at a simmer.
  3. 3 Heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a large, flat-bottom pan over medium-high heat. Cook and stir shallot and garlic in the hot oil until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add Arborio rice to shallot mixture; cook and stir until rice begins to brown, about 3 minutes. Add wine and cook for 1 minute.
  4. 4 Stir 1 cup chicken broth into rice mixture; cook, stirring constantly, until broth is absorbed. Repeat adding broth, 1 cup at a time, until all the broth is used, stirring constantly until broth is absorbed each time, about 30 minutes.
  5. 5 Mix honey into onions and cook 5 minutes more.
  6. 6 Stir butter into rice mixture until melted. Add cream and stir until rice mixture thickens, about 3 minutes. Add paprika and cayenne pepper; stir well. Add sherry and mix well. Stir lobster meat into rice mixture and cook until heated through, about 3 minutes. Mix Parmesan cheese into rice mixture until melted. Add onion mixture and mix well; season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 565 calories; 25.4 grams of fat; 59.7 grams of carbohydrates; 19.3 grams of protein; 87 milligrams of cholesterol; 1393 milligrams of sodium.

  1. May 5th 2019

    Wonderful dish. Will make again. The recipe calls for 2 onions but I felt it was a typo and did 2 cups of onions. I feel this was the right call. I also cut the Cheyenne in half, not because ...

  2. Mar 17th 2019

    Amazing. I reduced the spices to a smidgin, used fish stock, lobster and langoustines, added some chopped fresh tarragon. It was out of this world. On the menu for next dinner party

  3. Oct 28th 2018

    Second time was even better than the first. The key is patience with adding the broth. Keep stirring and let it evaporate fully with each cup. Like with all things, it's better when you take ...

  4. Jul 4th 2018

    Excellent recipe....the only thing I would caution people on is the cayenne pepper, even at a teaspoon, it is really HOT. I would cut it in half if I made it again. I love things really H ...

  5. Mar 27th 2018

    I subbed shrimp for lobster. No offense, but lobster is too expensive for this kind of a recipe. I cut the onions into slices and cartelized them with a little balsamic. Then I took the onio ...

  6. Jan 20th 2018

    I used half and half in place of light cream. I will make this recipe again with very little cayenne pepper as I found it overwhelming. (I didn’t think so much as a teaspoon would, but it ...

  7. Mar 10th 2017

    Please do not waste your lobster. The unusual amount of onion and the overpowering cayenne kills the flavor of the lobster. The basic premise is fine, but I've never encountered a risotto ...

  8. Feb 28th 2017

    We did not like it.

  9. Dec 29th 2016

    I did tweak this a bit, and it turned out fantastic! Rich and elegant, and perfect for a dinner party or special occasion dinner. I used 1 medium size lobster tail and about 7 (20-25 size) s ...