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Creamy Garlic Prawn Risotto
« on: August 20, 2011, 10:45:26 am »
Creamy Garlic Prawn Risotto

This is a beautiful dinner party entree or main.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup parsley
50g Parmesan
3 spring onions quartered (green and white parts)
2 cloves garlic (decent size cloves)
40g butter
350g aborio rice
50g white wine
900g chicken stock (I used 900g water + 3 tsp homemade chicken stock paste from MWOC)
400g prawns (medium green prawns, shelled and cleaned)
60g sour cream (optional but yummy)
juice of 1/2 lemon
salt and pepper - generous

Method:

Add parsley and chop for 5 seconds on speed 6. Set aside.

Add Parmesan and grate for 5 seconds on speed 8. Set aside with parsley.

Add garlic and spring onions and chop for 5 seconds on speed 5.

Scrape down sides, add butter and saute for 2 minutes, 100 degrees, reverse speed 1.

Insert butterfly. Add rice and wine and saute for 2 minutes, 100 degrees, reverse speed 1.

Add stock and cook for 14 minutes, 100 degrees, reverse speed 1.

Add prawns and cook for 1 minute and 30 seconds, 100 degrees, reverse speed 1.

Add sour cream (in small blobs), lemon juice, Parmesan, parsley, salt and pepper and mix on reverse speed 2-3 for 5 seconds.

Place in thermoserve and let stand for approx 10 minutes.

Enjoy!!!

Notes:

Don't be tempted to add the prawns earlier. They continue to cook in the residual heat of the thermoserve and don't need any longer cooking in the actual thermomix. They are easily overcooked in the thermomix.

You can use thawed cooked prawns.  Just make sure you don't reheat any risotto left-overs (prawns) as they can only be heated twice.

Members' comments
Lellyj - Thank you Chelsea, this is divine.  My husband even asked me to email him the recipe for when he learns to use the TMX!  I couldn't get green prawns so bought a handful of skinless, boneless flathead tails which I roughly chopped and added in the last 1.5 minutes. Then I just added some chopped cooked prawns at the very end. I didn't use the sour cream and I put in only 25g of butter, but it was still creamy and delicious.  Highly recommended!

Katiej - I made this for dinner tonight and it was really lovely.  I rarely cook prawns or any seafood (other than fish) so it was a nice change.  My partner loved it and said it was the best risotto I had ever cooked. Will definitely make again. Thanks Chelsea - another great recipe!

salval - Made this last night for dinner & my husband went back for seconds (that's rare!!). It's now on my list!

CC - Really lovely recipe Chelsea. I did turn the sauce green as I didn't have any spring onions so used a bunch of chives instead.

maddy - Yummy Chelsea!  Was lovely, garlicky & creamy.

ElsieD - I made this last night.  Second dinner made in the TM.  It was delicious, thank you for posting this.

Bedlam - OMG, this is Devine Chelsea, restaurant quality.

Bonsai - Wonderful recipe - just the right texture and the prawns are still firm and garlicky.

bigTcup - YUMMM!!! I put frozen peas in when I put the prawns.  Next time will try adding broccolini or asparagus - will most certainly be having this one again!!

johnro - a winner, thanks Chelsea - served with steamed carrots and broccolini.

driscool - Thank you for the great recipe - tried it tonight and it was delicious. Got a thumbs up and an awesome from my boys.

Cecilia - Thank you, Chelsea and johnro.  Loved this recipe and pinched the steamed baby carrots and broccolini idea to accompany it.  Served it at lunch today to some garlic and seafood-loving friends and was very happy to see them going back for more.  Much appreciated.

HelenN - This recipe is awesome - there was not one bit left in the Thermoserver (I almost didn't need to wash the thermoserver!).  I then had to make it again for Father's Day dinner for my dad because Garlic Prawns are his favourite - he loved it too.

JD - Chelsea I have to add my name to the list of satisfied members with this recipe of yours.  Couldn't get Aussie prawns at my supermarket and only had about 10 in the freezer so I added some diced codfish - could still only get up to a total seafood weight of 280g but it was superb.  I imagine with the whole quantity of prawns it would be even better if that is at all possible. I also didn't have any sour cream so to 1/4 cup of normal cream I added 1 tblspns white vinegar and left it in the fridge until I was ready to add it at the end. This is my very favourite risotto recipe.  This recipe makes 4 good adult serves and I add some more liquid when reheating leftovers.

joanne bingham - very delicious & easy. Even the "non risotto" person loved it !!!

earth mumma - Yeah a risotto winner.  I love any risotto but no one else in my family does, but 4 out of 5 in my family loved it and asked for it again.  The ds who didn't can be the 'fussy' one in our house, so he's just going to have to get use to this one. Thanks for a great recipe.

Lady Ding - We only had the TM for about a month but I have made this 3 times already. My 8 year old who is very fussy with food even requested me to make this for him so he can take to school for lunch. This will be a family favourite. Thanks a lot!

SusanKP - definitely a winner and will be a dinner party fave for sure! 10/10

jeninwa - This has become our favourite Risotto, made it again last night, this time I used 2 heaped teaspoons of Tenina's  Caramelized Garlic Paste instead of the garlic and Tenina's chicken stock powder. DH loved it so much he went back for seconds.

cookie1 - We had this for dinner last night. It was beautiful. The prawns were perfect. I wish had had read your tweak jeninwa. I'll do that next time. I nearly always use natural yoghurt instead of sour cream. I usually halve the recipe.

courton - This was absolutely delish. Only variation was adding peas at halfway point and leaving it in the TMX itself for the last 10 mins rather than thermosaver. Will definitely make it again.

Kulsha - I loved this too, thanks for the recipe! My first attempt at risotto made me feel like a seasoned chef!! We didn't have any sour cream but it was still creamy and tangy from the lemon juice.

CP - Tonight dinner and very much enjoyed. Prawns were cooked beautifully. I got the raw prawns with tails still intact. Thanks Chelsea.

Kimmyh - Great risotto turned out perfect thank you it's going to be a regular for us.

SuzieG - I made this tonight - just beautiful! I might try halving it next time, it makes ALOT!!

mdfisher - I made this for tea last night and was sensational. Thanks.

funnyfarm2 - Yum Yum Yum! My dh turns his nose up at all things risotto no longer!

TamG - I finally made this tonight and it is very yummy. I have been meaning to make it for ages, but suggested it to my husband as a fathers day meal tonight.  He commented that the prawns were cooked perfectly. I used frozen uncooked prawns, but I defrosted them first.

Amy - Mum said the flavours were great, but the risotto ended up standing for too long so it was a bit claggy and the prawns were a tad overcooked but mum said definitely try making it again because it was so YUM.  I used coriander instead of parsley and light cream cheese instead of sour cream. I got it right in my second attempt.

WenV - Great recipe, Chelsea! Our family loved it and our two fussy eaters (5 and 1.5yo) were only too happy to have the leftovers for dinner again the next night.

salsabil - Thanks for the recipe Smiley Made it tonight and was yum! Prawns came out perfect too. I hate overcooked prawns!

Niss123 - This was sensational!! Thanks!! I didn't have any wine left so I just used water, and left out the sour cream but it tasted incredible. Everyone in the family was hovering around the kitchen waiting for it to be ready.

reneecj - Yum - this recipe is super easy and delicious! I didn't have any wine on hand (!) so I swapped it for water. Only had frozen cooked prawns so I semi-defrosted them and then cut the cooking time to 45 seconds. They were fine after sitting in the thermoserver for 10 minutes.

Jessica1 - Thankyou so much for this recipe. I made it today, first risotto in the TMX and it was delicious, the prawns were cooked perfectly, nothing was chopped up or shredded and the taste was really nice.

Bedlam - One of my all time favourites.

Delightful Den - It is sitting in the thermoserver right now and I am not ashamed to say I licked the inside of the bowl after I transferred it over the thermoserver.  I cant wait, it tasted divine.

kmw - Made this tonight for the first time and lived up to the rave reviews. I halved the recipe for DH & I and worked out lovely.







 



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Re: Creamy Garlic Prawn Risotto
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2011, 11:14:04 am »
This sounds delicious. I'm going to try it next week.

Thanks!!!
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Re: Creamy Garlic Prawn Risotto
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2011, 11:16:20 am »
This is going on the menu plan for next week :)
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Re: Creamy Garlic Prawn Risotto
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2011, 11:19:31 am »
Thanks so much for this one Chelsea - the best risotto I made so far was another prawn one from the forum.  This one is different again so will certainly be on my 'to do' list as soon as I have finished the recipes I plan to do for the current challenge for Caroline. Having visitors next weekend but unfortunately they don't eat seafood - makes it hard as so many nice entertaining recipes use seafood.
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Re: Creamy Garlic Prawn Risotto
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2011, 12:05:42 pm »
The risotto looks wonderful Chelsea. :)
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Re: Creamy Garlic Prawn Risotto
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2011, 12:31:35 pm »
I hope you all enjoy it as much as we did. DH just adored this risotto (and we loved it too). He said it would have to be in his top 3 thermomix mains. Seriously yum! ;D

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Re: Creamy Garlic Prawn Risotto
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2011, 02:06:03 am »
Chelsea I am very keen to cook this risotto tonight. Thanks for sharing.  Was wondering if anyone knows if the MWOC chicken stock paste is similar to Quirky Jo's?  I don't hae that book but have some of Jo's stockpaste in the fridge right now.  I don't suppose it will make a lot of difference, was just wondering if the intensity is the same so I would use the same quantity. 
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Re: Creamy Garlic Prawn Risotto
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2011, 02:26:41 am »
According to this thread Lellyj, QJ's uses the MWOC recipe.
Just scroll down and she has it under her soup recipe.
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Re: Creamy Garlic Prawn Risotto
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2011, 04:21:43 am »
Yes Jo just wrote down the recipe from the MWOC, but with a few tweaks.  :)

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Re: Creamy Garlic Prawn Risotto
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2011, 04:24:30 am »
Thank you Chelsea and Judy, didn't realise they were the same.  Off for a walk over the bridge to the fisherman's co-op to buy some prawns.  Beautiful day here in Phillip Island!
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Re: Creamy Garlic Prawn Risotto
« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2011, 12:20:04 pm »
Thank you Chelsea, this is divine.  My husband even asked me to email him the recipe for when he learns to use the TMX!  I couldn't get green prawns so bought a handful of skinless, boneless flathead tails which I roughly chopped and added in the last 1.5 minutes. Then I just added some chopped cooked prawns at the very end. I didn't use the sourcream and I put in only 25g of butter, but it was still creamy and delicious.  Highly recommended!
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Re: Creamy Garlic Prawn Risotto
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2011, 01:02:54 pm »
I'm glad you enjoyed it.  I cut down the amount of butter initially but then added the remainder in as the onion and garlic was catching on the bottom.  :)

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Re: Creamy Garlic Prawn Risotto
« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2011, 12:35:04 pm »
I made this for dinner tonight and it was really lovely.  I rarely cook prawns or any seafood (other than fish) so it was a nice change.  My partner loved it and said it was the best risotto I had ever cooked  :).  Will definitely make again.

Thanks Chelsea - another great recipe!
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« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2011, 04:25:24 am »
Made this last night for dinner & my husband went back for seconds (that's rare!!). It's now on my list!

thanks so much,
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Re: Creamy Garlic Prawn Risotto
« Reply #14 on: August 29, 2011, 08:39:02 am »
I am really looking forward to making this Chelsea  :P
I'm on a mission to get prawns tomorrow!
I'm sure Hubby would rather this as a side, and not as the main......so any suggestions as to what else I could serve with it?
I'm thinking some sort of veg  ???
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