As I have mentioned before, Rome is not really risotto country. But there is at least one risotto dish that appears on almost every menu in town: risotto alla crema di scampi, or risotto with shrimp purée. It is one of my favorite risotti, but I hadn't had it since leaving Rome four years ago. As I pondered what to make for dinner tonight, I decided it was time to renew my acquaintance with this old friend.
This risotto is a bit more involved than your average risotto and, for this reason, is usually served on special occasions. The complication comes in preparing the fumetto di scampi, or shrimp fumet and the crema di scampi or shrimp purée. Otherwise, it operates like any other risotto.
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