Risotto ai Gamberi (Shrimp Risotto) Recipe

Serves: 6 Save

Ingredients (13)

  • 1 pound (455g) medium to large head-on shrimp (see note)
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 medium (8-ounce; 225g) yellow onion, half cut into large dice, half finely chopped, divided
  • 2 medium garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon (15g) tomato paste
  • 2 sprigs fresh parsley plus 1 packed cup (15g) leaves and tender stems, finely chopped, divided
  • 3/4 cup (180ml) dry white wine, divided
  • 7 cups (1.5L) water
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 cups (400g) short grain risotto rice, such as carnaroli or arborio
  • Pinch red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 cup (240ml) tomato passata
  • 1 tablespoon (15ml) fresh lemon juice from 1 lemon, plus lemon wedges for serving


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