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Greek Herby Shrimp Risotto with Feta

Greek Herby Shrimp Risotto with Feta

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This Greek Herby Shrimp Risotto is a wonderful and gluten-free dish made with shrimps and herbs, but with a tasty Greek feta twist. 

Chronia Polla – Happy 2010!!  I hope you all had a wonderful time.  

Unlike Christmas day, we had a wonderful time during these holidays.  The weather here in Greece was fantastic and more like Spring (I heard on the weather forecast that it was the hottest New Year day the past hundred years) so with a good weather like that we couldn’t stay at home for long.

December was a very sinful month and I have used more butter than I use in a whole year. 

Hopefully, we will be back to normal healthy eating again and as most of you share resolutions this time of the year, mine would be not to eat butter again until next December 🙂  put some exercise in my life again and try and loose the extra weight I gained during the holidays.

I don’t really like making resolutions as I never keep them but this year my primary goal will be to focus on the cookbook and hopefully have it published within 2010.  

There’s a lot of work needed to be done and believe me that is more work than I imagined. 

It’s a huge project and I estimate that I will be working full time in the afternoons until late in the evening. 

I am not sure if I will use the recipes I have already published, but my goal will be to recreate some of them to test them again and hopefully take better photos and of course make some new original ones, always using the best fresh local ingredients and giving substitutes to some Greek products I use, wherever possible.

This will be taking a lot of my time, at least until I get started, so I will try and post only once a week, considering that I have the Greek blog as well and will follow your posts on my google reader or Facebook during breaks and will try and visit all of you as much as time permits.

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I used frozen shrimps to make this risotto but you can use fresh ones if you like but frozen  shrimps are just as good and you can make this dish in no time. 

Frozen shrimps picture

The addition of feta made it creamy and we loved it.  I always like to try new flavours and when I made it again, instead of using parsley and dill I used dried mint.   Absolutely delicious!!

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Greek Herby Shrimp Risotto with Feta

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

This Greek Herby Shrimp Risotto is a wonderful and gluten-free dish made with shrimps and herbs, but with a tasty Greek feta twist. 

Ingredients

  • 1 kilo frozen shrimps or fresh if you prefer
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 leek (white part only), finely chopped
  • 2 spring onions (white part and a little of the green), finely chopped
  • 1 – 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 500 grams carolina rice (sub. arborio)
  • ½ cup white dry wine
  • 5 ½ cups shrimp broth
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, finely cut
  • 2 tablespoons dill, finely cut
  • 150 grams feta, crumbled

Instructions

  1. Boil shrimps for 5 minutes, strain and reserve the broth.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a big heavy skillet over medium heat.   Sauté leek, onions and garlic until they are translucent (about 2 to 3 minutes).
  3. Add the rice and sauté, stirring continuously, until rice grains are oil-coated (about 3 minutes). Pour in wine and reduce heat to medium low. Simmer uncovered for 20 to 25 minutes, adding a cup of broth each time and stirring until it is absorbed.
  4. Season with salt and pepper and five minutes before the end, add the last cup of broth, stir in the shrimps as well as the feta, the parsley and dill and mix.
  5. Remove from the heat, cover the frying pan and let it stand 5 minutes before serving, sprinkling some more dill, parsley and black pepper on top.
Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 651Total Fat 20gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 12gCholesterol 656mgSodium 3178mgCarbohydrates 33gFiber 1gSugar 2gProtein 75g

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Bren

Wednesday 20th of January 2010

Ivy, If only I ate shrimp, I'd make this for myself. Though, of course there are so many options I can use as substitutes. This looks great, nonetheless!! Nice job.

yasmeen

Wednesday 13th of January 2010

I've always wanted to make rissotto with shrimp,love this Greek style risotto :D

Lubna Karim

Monday 11th of January 2010

Wow...looks yummy.... flavorful and tempting...

Choosy Beggar Tina

Saturday 9th of January 2010

Happy New Year, Ivy!! What a delicious, fresh and healthy looking risotto. I love shrimp risotto, and like Lisa I've never thought of using feta - even though it's one of my favorite cheeses!! I can't wait to try this out in the spring when everything is fresh and green :)

Elena

Friday 8th of January 2010

Yummy! Delicious! How wonderful risotto. Hapy New Year! And expect to see as many goodies on this blog.

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