Lobster Risotto

  • Serves

    serves 4-6


Fresh Maine lobster stars in this exceptionally creamy risotto flavored with garlic and sorrel. The addition of mascarpone and butter, stirred in after cooking, provides a rich tang and velvety texture.


  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 medium shallots, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups arborio rice
  • 13 cup dry white wine
  • 12 cup mascarpone
  • 1 lb. Maine lobster meat, cut into 1" pieces
  • 12 cup frozen peas
  • 3 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice, plus 1 tsp. zest
  • 14 cup chopped sorrel, plus more for garnish
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


Step 1

Heat chicken stock in a small saucepan over medium heat; set aside and keep warm. Heat oil in a 4-qt. saucepan over medium-high heat; add shallots and garlic to saucepan. Cook, stirring, until soft, 3 minutes. Add rice; cook until opaque, 3–4 minutes. Add wine; cook until absorbed, 1–2 minutes. Add reserved stock 1⁄2 cup at a time, cooking until each addition is absorbed before adding next amount. Cook, stirring often, until liquid has all been used and rice is tender, about 30 minutes. Add mascarpone and cook, stirring, until liquid is creamy, about 3 minutes more. Remove from heat and stir in lobster meat, peas, butter, lemon juice and zest, sorrel, salt, and pepper. Garnish with remaining sorrel and lemon zest, if you like.

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