Enrico Alaggia

13 RECIPES

A true Roman Chef that brings the Italian family ancestors’ culinary tradition passed on from generation to generation to the rest of the world.

Risotto Cream Shrimps With Scapece Style Zucchini

This Shrimp Risotto recipe is the elegant entire that you are looking for! With a wonderfully creamy risotto and fresh shrimp cooked to perfection, you will be both comforted and satisfied with this beautifully tasty meal.

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CUISINES: Italian
LEVEL: MEDIUM
TIME: 30 min
SERVING: 2 People
INGREDIENTS:
  • 【For The Zucchini】
  • 4 medium Zucchini
  • 2 oz Salt
  • 2 Qt Corn Oil
  • cup White Vinegar
  • 6 Mint Leaf
  • ¼ tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • 【For The Shrimp】
  • tbsp Olive Oil
  • ¼ cup Onion
  • 16 oz Shrimp
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • oz Brandy
  • oz White Wine
  • 1 oz Dried Shrimp
  • cup Heavy Cream
  • ¼ cup Stock
  • 【Risotto】
  • 1 cup Long Grain Rice
  • tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 cups Broth
  • 2 tsp Parsley
  • tbsp Butter
  • 【Drizzle】
  • 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
LET'S START
【Scapece Style Zucchini】Step 1
【Scapece Style Zucchini】Step 1
【Scapece Style Zucchini】Step 1
Slice all zucchine ⅛” APPROXIMATELY and put in a pasta strainer.
【Scapece Style Zucchini】Step 2
【Scapece Style Zucchini】Step 2
【Scapece Style Zucchini】Step 2
Sprinkle salt on zucchine and mix well with your hands.
【Scapece Style Zucchini】Step 3
【Scapece Style Zucchini】Step 3
【Scapece Style Zucchini】Step 3
Put strainer in a bowl lifted with a fork or small plate to elevate it from the bottom of the bowl and to let the vegetation water strain out of the zucchine.
Tip
Tip
Tip
Put a weight on top of the zucchine (example: a small bowl filled with water) with the goal of gently pressing on the zucchine to facilitate the process. Use a small plate between the zucchine and the weight, big enough to cover the surface of the zucchine.
【Scapece Style Zucchini】Step 4
【Scapece Style Zucchini】Step 4
【Scapece Style Zucchini】Step 4
After 1 hour squeeze all the zucchine with your hands and then with a towel eliminating all the excess water.
【Scapece Style Zucchini】Step 5
【Scapece Style Zucchini】Step 5
【Scapece Style Zucchini】Step 5
Fry all the zucchine on oil up to when you get a nice brown color on the edges.
【Scapece Style Zucchini】Step 6
【Scapece Style Zucchini】Step 6
【Scapece Style Zucchini】Step 6
Transfer the zucchine to sheet pan with paper napkin to dry excess oil for 1 minute mixing and moving the zucchine with a fork or any other comfortable tool. I.e. a tongue.
【Scapece Style Zucchini】Step 7
【Scapece Style Zucchini】Step 7
【Scapece Style Zucchini】Step 7
In a shallow container put the zucchine, vinegar, mint, light pinch of salt (been salted before frying, so be careful not to put too much), and smashed garlic cloves.
【Scapece Style Zucchini】Step
【Scapece Style Zucchini】Step
【Scapece Style Zucchini】Step
Let rest at room temperature for the time of preparation of the risotto.
【Risotto】Step 1
【Risotto】Step 1
【Risotto】Step 1
In a pan heat up a couple of tbsp of olive oil and add the onion. Put the peeled shrimp and the whole shrimp and cook for 3 minutes.
【Risotto】Step 2
【Risotto】Step 2
【Risotto】Step 2
Add brandy, wine, dried shrimps and cream and cook for another 2~4 minutes on medium heat.
【Risotto】Step 3
【Risotto】Step 3
【Risotto】Step 3
Blend the content of the pan (EXCEPT THE WHOLE SHRIMPS) in a blender or immersion blender and set aside. Set aside the whole shrimps also.
【Risotto】Step 4
【Risotto】Step 4
【Risotto】Step 4
In the same pan add rice and the olive oil. Cook toasty for a couple of minutes.
【Risotto】Step 5
【Risotto】Step 5
【Risotto】Step 5
Add the previously blended shrimp cream in the pot. Start adding the fish stock gradually (approximately 4 oz at the time) and keep cooking on medium heat for approximately 20 minutes or until rice is cooked at your desired point (i.e. al dente or softer).
NOTE:
NOTE:
NOTE:
add more stock when the content of the pan look thick and the rice has gotten drier.
【Risotto】Step 6
【Risotto】Step 6
【Risotto】Step 6
Turn off the heat and add the butter and parsley and saute for about 1 minute or until the butter has dissolved.
【Risotto】Step 7
【Risotto】Step 7
【Risotto】Step 7
Assemble on a plate