Crab ‘Risotto’ with Quinoa

Preparation info

  • Serves

    2

    as main course
    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

A Taste of Scotland’s Islands

A Taste of Scotland’s Islands

By Sue Lawrence

Published 2019

  • About

This is Donnie’s wife Bed’s recipe for crab risotto: not a risotto in the true sense as the main element in a risotto — rice - is not present. Bea makes this delicious dish with quinoa, a protein-rich grain grown high on the Andes that has become more and more popular over the years. It is lighter than a rich butter-laden risotto and makes a welcome change.

To cook the crab, boil freshly caught crab for 15—20 minutes at a rolling boil then, once it has cooled, extra