Risotto with ginger and Scampi
This dish is a fresh and interesting union of healthy ingredients.
The fresh and spicy taste makes this dish ideal for the worm season, but not only.
Ingredients (4 pax) 320g Riso Carnaroli 1 onion 1/2 glass of dry white wine 20 fresh Scampi 50g fresh ginger 40g Parmesan Cheese Butter q.b. ( put it in the freezer and use it very cold it will stop the cooking process) Extra virgin olive oil q.b. Salt and pepper q.b. Procedure:
Clean all the fresh scampi and use the skin and the head to make a broth with some vegetables too. Mince the onion and the ginger with a knife and fry it slightly in some extra virgin olive oil. Then add the rice and keep frying it slightly. When the rice is toasted ( it shouldn't be brown but warm wile touching it) add the wine and let it evaporate. Start adding your broth and keep stirring the rice while cooking it. After 18/20 minutes your rice should be "al dente" , so you should add your fresh cleaned scampi 5 minutes before the end of the cooking process(if you like it softer keep cooking it for a few more minutes). Adjust the taste with salt and pepper Switch off the fire and add Parmesan Cheese. When it will be nicely melted in the rice the add the butter an keep stirring it. The rice will appear creamy and that's what we want.
Ginger is a very healthy product, it has an antioxidant properties and it may help also treating arthritis, inflammation a various types of infections. Researchers have also studied its potential to reduce the risk of diabetes,cancer, and other health problems.
Scampi: Langoustine is an important dietary source of Omega-3 fatty acids, cholesterol and protein, but overall low in saturated fat and calories. It is typically high in B vitamins, especially vitamin B12 and B3 and a good source of iodine, selenium and copper. It provides good amounts of calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium and zinc and is especially high in phosphorus and sodium.