Lobster Risotto Recipe

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Johanna Modified: August 25, 2021
Lobster Risotto Recipe

How To Make Lobster Risotto

A home-cooked meal that’s restaurant-worthy? That’s what this lobster risotto is all about. The cheesy risotto is made richer with buttery lobster.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 1 hour



  • 4cupwater,or use 3 cups water and 1 cup white wine
  • 24ozlobster tails
  • 1medium onion,peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1medium carrot,sliced
  • 1rib celery,sliced
  • 1medium whole fresh tomato,chopped
  • 1bay leaf
  • 1pinchsalt,to taste
  • 1pinchpepper,to taste
  • 1tbspextra virgin olive oil
  • 1tbspshallot,minced
  • 2garlics cloves,minced
  • cuparborio rice
  • ¼cupwhite wine
  • 2tbspbutter,more as needed
  • 2tbspmascarpone cheese
  • 1lemon zest
  • 2tbspchives,chopped
  • 1parmigiano reggiano,shaved


  1. Bring the 4 cups of water to a boil and add the lobster tails.

  2. Boil for 4 minutes, then take out the lobster and plunge it into iced water to stop it cooking any further.

  3. Remove the lobster meat from the shells, dice it and place it in the refrigerator unti you are ready to make the risotto.

  4. Put the lobster shells back into the boiling water and add the onion, carrot, celery, tomato, bay leaf, plus salt and pepper to taste.

  5. Simmer the stock for 20 minutes.

  6. Remove from the heat and strain, then return the lobster stock to a low heat, ready to use for the risotto.

  7. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet and cook the shallots and garlic for a couple of minutes, until softened.

  8. Stir in the Arborio rice and cook for another couple of minutes, then pour in the white wine.

  9. Cook for a minute, stirring constantly.

  10. Pour in just under half of the lobster stock and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid has been absorbed by the rice.

  11. Add the rest of the lobster stock one ladle-full at a time, so that the rice slowly absorbs the liquid. This should take around 20 minutes in total and the rice should look slightly translucent, with an al dente texture and a just visible ‘core’ at the center.

  12. Put in the reserved lobster meat, plus the mascarpone cheese, lemon zest and more salt and pepper (to taste).

  13. Stir thoroughly until the ingredients are well mixed and the texture is thick and creamy.

  14. Check the seasoning one more time, then serve garnished with parmigiano and chives.


  • Calories: 575.26kcal
  • Fat: 15.26g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.10g
  • Trans Fat: 0.25g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5.62g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.39g
  • Carbohydrates: 67.39g
  • Fiber: 4.04g
  • Sugar: 3.63g
  • Protein: 37.05g
  • Cholesterol: 243.95mg
  • Sodium: 913.68mg
  • Calcium: 275.11mg
  • Potassium: 638.43mg
  • Iron: 4.14mg
  • Vitamin A: 237.30µg
  • Vitamin C: 12.94mg
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