Ante's White Scampi Risotto Recipe, Konoba Lukin, Supetar, Brač, Croatia

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Ante grew up on the island of Brač, off the coast of Croatia, where seafood is one of the main sources of food. Ante honors his family's culinary tradition by cooking recipes inherent to the island. Ante's White Scampi Risotto combines the famous Brač Sheep Cheese with native shrimp and scampi that is caught in the Supetar bay.

 

Searching for the golden pieces of baby shrimp through the creamy melted cheese thats clinging to the succulent, tender granules of rice is like a gastronomical treasure hunt. The crispy, salty bowl of parmesan is the perfect contrast to the smooth savory risotto.

Ante's White Scampi Risotto

Ingredients

Ante's White Scampi Risotto

Recipe

Parmesan Cheese Bowl

 

  1. Place a frying pan over high heat

  2. Add a drop of olive oil to the frying pan

  3. Sprinkle a layer of Parmesan cheese on the frying pan

  4. As the cheese begins to melt, use a spatula to lift up the edges of the cheese and quickly go around the cheese in a circle as it starts to brown.

  5. Once the cheese has browned entirely, quickly remove it from the pan and place it on the base of a cup that is upside-down

  6. While the cheese is still hot and maleable, form the cheese around the base of the cup by folding the cheese all around the base of the cup.

  7. Serve the risotto in the Parmesan cheese cup and enjoy!

  • Hard Sheep Cheese 

  • Parmeggiano Reggiano

  • Tbsp Butter

  • 1 cup Arborio Rice

 

  • Olive Oil

  • 4-5 Scampi

  • 200 g Baby Shrimp

  • Handful of Parsley

  • 2 Cloves Garlic

  • 1/3 cup of White Wine

 

  1. Rinse the rice and drain it well

  2. Bring 3-4 cups of water to a boil and add the rice

  3. Once the rice is al dente, strain the rice and set aside

  4. Dice up the garlic and parsley

  5. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat; add the scampi, shrimp, parlsey, garlic and wine in a pan and sauté 

  6. After a few minutes add 3/4 cup of water 

  7. Once the shellfish is fully cooked (they will turn from clear to white), add the rice to the pan and continuously stir on high heat, allowing the rice to absorb the liquid

  8. Add butter and grate sheep cheese into risotto

  9. Once cheese and butter are fully mixed taste the risotto to see if salt or cheese is needed

  10. Serve warm on plate or Parmesan cheese bowl (see below)

Ante's White Scampi Risotto

Photos

Scampi and Shrimp for Ante's White Scampi Risotto Recipe, Konoba Lukin, Supetar, Brač, Croatia
Frying Scampi and Shrimp for Ante's White Scampi Risotto Recipe, Konoba Lukin, Brač, Croatia
Scampi and Shrimp Cooking for Ante's White Scampi Risotto Recipe, Konoba Lukin, Brač, Croatia
Adding rice to Ante's White Scampi Risotto Recipe, Konoba Lukin, Brač, Croatia
Cooking Rice for Ante's White Scampi Risotto Recipe, Konoba Lukin, Brač, Croatia
Cooking Rice for Ante's White Scampi Risotto Recipe, Konoba Lukin, Brač, Croatia
Stirring, Ante's White Scampi Risotto Recipe, Konoba Lukin, Brač, Croatia
Reducing, Ante's White Scampi Risotto Recipe, Konoba Lukin, Brač, Croatia
Grating Cheese, Ante's White Scampi Risotto Recipe, Konoba Lukin, Brač, Croatia

Creating Parmesan Cheese Bowl

Frying Parmesan, Ante's White Scampi Risotto Recipe, Konoba Lukin, Brač, Croatia
Creating Parmesan Cheese Bowl, Ante's White Scampi Risotto Recipe, Konoba Lukin, Brač, Croatia
Creating Parmesan Cheese Bowl, Ante's White Scampi Risotto Recipe, Konoba Lukin, Brač, Croatia
Creating Parmesan Cheese Bowl, Ante's White Scampi Risotto Recipe, Konoba Lukin, Brač, Croatia
Parmesan Cheese Bowl, Ante's White Scampi Risotto Recipe, Konoba Lukin, Brač, Croatia
Adding Risotto, Ante's White Scampi Risotto Recipe, Konoba Lukin, Brač, Croatia
Parmesan, Ante's White Scampi Risotto Recipe, Konoba Lukin, Brač, Croatia
Frying Parmesan, Ante's White Scampi Risotto Recipe, Konoba Lukin, Brač, Croatia
Frying Parmesan, Ante's White Scampi Risotto Recipe, Konoba Lukin, Brač, Croatia
Ante's White Scampi Risotto Recipe, Konoba Lukin, Brač, Croatia
Ante and Presenting his White Scampi Risotto Recipe, Konoba Lukin, Brač, Croatia

Written by The Recicpe Hunters:

 Anthony Morano and Leila Elamine