Lobster risotto for two–creamy brown butter risotto with a split lobster tail on top. Such a romantic dinner for two idea!
We’re approaching our last meat-free Friday during Lent, and I’m bringing you lobster. I know, it seems kind of extravagant. But, normally, I give up all meat during the entirety of Lent and I’m craving some serious variation in the all-seafood diet by now. This year, I didn’t give up meat entirely because of the human growing in my belly, but I did try to avoid it. I ate it when I craved it, but I’m one of those gals that’s pretty happy with beans and lentils. Oh, and smoked brisket. Sorry, I did eat barbecue last week. Twice. #Texan
Anyway, I’ve seen some pretty great prices on frozen lobster tails in the markets lately, and I think they make this dish really appraochable. Approachable in terms of price, and in terms of ease: there ain’t no way I’m killin’ something in my kitchen, so a frozen tail is the only way it works for me. If you can buy the whole lobster and use the rest of it for stock, more power to you! Thanks to you guys letting me partner with brands, this month’s shipment from Omaha Steaks for recipe development purposes contained frozen lobster tails ready-to-cook. It was a happy day, indeed!
Whenever I come across such a pretty cut of meat, I try to prepare it in the simplest way possible. In this case, I defrosted the tails, lightly steamed them, and then drowned them in butter. Then, I made a simple risotto to serve underneath that complimented the butteriness of the lobster with more butter. Yep. Risotto is a great vehicle for butter and bed for any cut of meat.
If you’re not up for lobster, top this risotto with shrimp, instead.
I hope y’all are enjoying more Dinners for Two on the site lately. If you have any requests, please, let me know. I’d love to work on it for you!
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1434 Total Fat: 52g Saturated Fat: 24g Cholesterol: 107mg Sodium: 9045mg Carbohydrates: 193g Sugar: 20g Protein: 23g
As you know, I partner with Omaha Steaks each month to produce one fabulous dinner for two recipe. This month I used their lobster tails when testing this recipe. I was compensated for my time and received the products for free. Thank you for letting me work with brands that I love!