Risotto has a reputation for being difficult to make, but once you understand the basic process- cooking the rice slowly by adding hot stock in small amounts- it’s really not hard, and infinitely adaptable to the season or what you happen to have in the fridge.
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
Dry White Wine
Ground Black Pepper
Remove the husks and silk from the
Corn Cobs (3 ears)
and cut off the kernels as close to the cob as possible. You should have 2 cups of kernels. Set the kernels aside.
Break the cobs in half and place in a medium saucepan with 10 cups of water. Cook over low heat for 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat the
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (2 Tbsp)
Unsalted Butter (2 Tbsp)
in a medium pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the
Leeks (2 cups)
and sauté for 5 to 7 minutes, until tender.
Arborio Rice (1 1/2 cups)
and stir for one more minute. Add the
Dry White Wine (1/2 cup)
and simmer over low heat, stirring constantly, until most of the liquid has evaporated.
When the stock has been cooking for fifteen minutes, remove the corn cobs and discard, keeping the stock at a simmer as you cook the risotto.
Add the stock to the pot with the leeks and rice, one ladleful at a time, stirring almost constantly and waiting for the stock to be absorbed before adding more. This process should take about 25 minutes.
When the risotto has been cooking for 15 minutes, add the
Cherry Tomatoes (1 1/2 cups)
Kosher Salt (1/2 Tbsp)
Ground Black Pepper (1/2 tsp)
. Continue cooking and adding stock, stirring almost constantly, until the rice is tender but still firm.
When the risotto is done, turn off the heat and stir in 1 tsp zest of the
Tarragon (1 Tbsp)
Parmesan Cheese (1/2 cup)
Lobster Meat (13 oz)
, reserving a few pieces of lobster meat for serving.
Serve immediately, with the reserved lobster pieces on top of each serving. Enjoy!
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