Risotto Alla Crema Di Scampi
An elegant risotto for a special occasion. It always makes a great impression.
NOTES: This risotto is another 'new' dish devised, like penna alla vodka, in the 1970s. And like penne alla vodka, it is based on a mixture of tomato and cream, sometimes called a salsa rosa or 'pink sauce'. It was apparently quite popular, for a time, for wedding banquets and other special occasions. Its popularity has waned somewhat, but, as I mentioned at the start, it is still a fixture on Roman restaurant menus. And it still makes for an elegant appearance. Fa sempre una bella figura, as they say in Italian: it always makes a good impression.