Arcachon Risotto

arcachon risotto

This arcachon risotto with squid, oysters, mussels, cockles and clams is a real treat!

Ingredients for 4 persons:

  • 250 g of Arborio rice
  • 4 pieces Squid (squid)
  • 600 g of Bouchot mussels
  • 12 oysters from the Arcachon basin n° 2
  • 100 g of shells
  • 100 g clams
  • 50 g of butter
  • 10 cl of olive oil
  • 2 shallots
  • 2 onions
  • 1 carrot
  • 3 strands flat parsley
  • 2 branches of thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 dl of white martini Bianco
  • 50 cl of dry white wine (Bordeaux)
  • 50 g powdered fish stock

Arcachon Risotto

- Peel and wash the carrot and an onion. Cut into cubes.

- Make a bouquet garnished with the flat parsley, a branch of thyme and the


- Peel and chisel an onion for cooking the risotto.

- Peel and chisel the shallots for cooking the shells.

- In a Dutch oven, open mussels, cockles and clams

independently of each other, with wine, chopped shallots and

a branch of thyme. Recover and filter the juice each time. Book.

- Shell the shells. Open the oysters and mix them with

shells. Book.

- Empty and clean squid with running water. To cut them in small

bracelets. Cook in a pan with 5 cl of olive oil, very little time

to keep the squid soft.

- Dilute the stock of fish powder in one liter of water. Wear to

boil while whisking. Add all filtered juices, cubes

carrots and onions as well as the bouquet garni.

For cooking the risotto:

- In a pan, add 5 cl olive oil, 50 g butter and chopped onion. Sweat without coloring.

- Add the rice. Pour the white martini. Mix.

- Cook over low heat, adding the fish stock to the fish, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon.

- Stop the cooking when the risotto seems cooked. Add the squid, the shells.

- Serve very hot and ladle with 10 g of butter.

Recipe: V. Poussard, Photo: S. Thommeret

Video: Restaurant Le Patio (Arcachon - Francia).wmv.

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