- Prep Time:
- 10 min
- Inactive Prep Time:
- 15 min
- Cook Time:
- 40 min
- 4 servings
- 1 pound (about 2 medium) frozen lobster tails, thawed
- 4 1/2 cups reduced-sodium chicken stock
- 4 tablespoon butter, at room temperature
- 1 cup finely chopped onion
- 1 1/2 cups Arborio rice
- 1/2 cup brandy
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
In a medium saucepan, bring the chicken stock to a boil. Keep hot over low heat.
In a large saucepan, melt 3 tablespoons of butter over medium heat. Cook until the butter begins to foam and then turns brown, about 1 to 1 1/2 minutes. Add the onion and cook, about 3 minutes. Add the rice and stir to coat with the butter. Add the brandy and simmer until the liquid has almost evaporated, about 3 minutes. Add 1/2 cup of stock and stir until almost completely absorbed, about 2 minutes. Continue adding the stock, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring constantly and allowing each addition of stock to absorb before adding the next. Cook until the rice is tender but still firm to the bite, about 20 minutes. Remove from the heat. Stir in the Parmesan cheese, the remaining butter and 2 tablespoons chives. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Transfer the risotto to a large serving bowl. Arrange the lobster meat on top of the risotto and garnish with the remaining chives.