Buttery Scampi with Lemon Risotto, all these yummy words in the same phrase, and ketogenic? Heaven on Earth. Another one of my Italian series.
I had the idea of the Scampi Risotto when I was at an Italian restaurant in Cascais where I go often when I am there (Porto di Mare).
They had a dish that was grilled shrimp with lemon risotto and it looked just perfect. Well, almost perfect, as rice is not keto at all.
When I returned home from my holidays, I started thinking about that dish and how to make it keto.
So here it is. All the goodness with no carbs, perfect for a keto or lowcarb diet, or even a traditional one, if you want to use the regular rice, just skip the first steps.
Scampy poached in butter is creamy, sweet and delicious, and the lemon risotto gives the dish that zingy taste that balances the sweetness of the scampi. Of course the texture will be different and the risotto will not be a proper risotto, but with all benefits it has, this version is surely healthier.
Buttery Scampi with Lemon “Risotto”
For the Risotto