Seafood Risotto – The Other One

Before fully launching myself into the deliciousness of this seafood risotto, I just wanted to make a note to any of my readers that might have felt bewildered each time they visited my blog and observed a slightly different look over the last few weeks or so.

Let me explain. I got the Custom Design package from WordPress. Even though one of my main objectives was to put a custom header (with what type design, I wasn’t too sure then) with a shorter height than what comes with this Triton Lite theme, which is 270 pixels I think, which is huge. Then a whole series of things happened simultaneously. I realised I could play around with the colours. Oh gosh, I reconfirmed to myself that orange is a horrendous colour to work with. I also discovered the wonderful world of fonts, and of which learning about fonts is now a new hobby of mine. Then came the crucial part about making a short header. I had next to zero knowledge of programming nor CSS (though I had done a minimum amount). Along the way I made a ton of discoveries of slight modifications I could do – and did – just to improve the details.

Finally, I learnt how to insert a shorter custom header two days ago. Yay! I momentarily felt like a bit of an expert with that achievement. I hope I’ll me more consistent in my blog design as from now on, than at changing, for example, the colour of my lipstick. Sorry!

Ok, now onto the seafood risotto, or risotto frutti di mare as it’s called in Italian.

Risotto frutti di mare

This is my other favourite risotto, along with the mushroom risotto. I do make it very well, and I did learn to make it from my Italian friend too.

Ingredients (serves 6): 700g fish, 300g prawns, 1 handful muscles, 2 medium squids, 2 cloves garlic, fresh parsley, rice, 1 glass white wine, water, salt, white pepper, 2 teaspoons olive oil.

I used monkfish, which has an amazing smooth flavour. I got the lady in the fish shop to keep the spine of the fish for me.

Prepare by cleaning and cutting the seafood and cutting the long antennas from the prawns. Boil the spine of the fish to make broth.

In a separate big saucepan, heat the olive oil. Add the garlic (cut in pieces), parsley and all the seafood. Stir for a few minutes until it looks more or less cooked. Take out all the seafood and keep in a separate bowl. Add rice – a rounded rice adequate for risotto – and the white wine. Stir. Add, spoon by spoon, the fish broth, stirring all the while. Add broth and stir. Repeat until the rice is cooked. Once it’s cooked, add the seafood and stir it all into the rice.

Serve with chilled white wine.

Enjoy your meal!

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  1. jennp6 2013-06-19 at 21:01

    Ahhh…and here I thought I was slowly losing my mind.

    Looks great, so does the seafood 🙂

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    1. Sofia 2013-06-20 at 00:09

      Thanks Jenn! haha please don’t loose your mind 😉

  2. Marie-Pier | 4 Seasons at Home 2013-06-19 at 21:11

    Hey Sofia! Wanna come to my house and cook this for tonight’s dinner? I’ll take care of the wine. Thanks! 😉

    1. Sofia 2013-06-20 at 00:09

      That sounds like a fantastic plan!!!

  3. laurasmess 2013-06-20 at 02:17

    Hello lovely! Your blog revamp looks fantastic! I like the custom header – haha, isn’t it nice to be able to play around with colours and fonts? 🙂 Love this risotto also. It looks absolutely delicious. Seafood + creamy risotto + wine = bliss! xx

    1. Sofia 2013-06-20 at 15:20

      Hi Laura! Oh thank you, I´m glad y you like it 🙂
      Yes, this is one of my favourite meals to cook up for a weekend with more time and enjoyment in company.

  4. Sunny 2013-06-20 at 16:22

    OOOO my God! This looks SO yum and I’m HUNGRY!

    Don’t worry about the layout thing. Everyone has been there. I actually think mine needs another face lift LOL

    1. Sofia 2013-06-20 at 23:34

      Oh gosh I’m glad, I thought I was the only confused person in the world with the layout… If you do a blog facelift, I cant wait to see it (though its nice now too!)

  5. Purely.. Kay 2013-06-20 at 20:32

    Oh my goodness, this looks absolutely amazing. I will have to try my hand at making risotto again. My first one did not come out looking well lol. Great recipe

    1. Sofia 2013-06-20 at 23:35

      I hope you do try again because they’re so delicious!

    1. Sofia 2013-06-26 at 21:49

      You have great taste 😉

  6. gotasté 2013-06-23 at 16:06

    Lovely risotto recipe. I just had dinner but I can definitely have this again 🙂

    1. Sofia 2013-06-26 at 21:48

      Hi Danny, its like having a second portion??


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