Crawfish Risotto

Course : Crawfish
Serves: 4
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1 1/2 cups crayfish meat -- (or lobster as, a substitute)
1 cup long rice -- (long grain)
4 ounces bacon
1 1/2 cups white sauce
18 medium oysters -- beaded
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons dry sherry
6 medium tomatoes -- halved
3 medium lemons -- sliced
1 tablespoons parsley

Preparation / Directions:

1. Cut the bacon up and fry. Keep hot in oven 2. Use a little of the bacon fat to fry the rice. Stir the rice as it is frying and fry until brown. 3. Add four cups of boiling water and the salt and cook the rice until it is tender. Drain away the water and keep the rice hot in the oven. 4. Make a white sauce and add the sherry. Then mix in the crayfish and oysters and add salt and pepper to taste. 5. Serve on a large plate with the crayfish in the middle and the tomato and lemon slices interspersed with parsley around the edge. SOURCE: *Kiwi Cookbook, by Alan Armstrong, Seven Seas Publishing Pty Ltd, PO Box 1431, Wellington, New Zealand, (C. 1968) ISBN 85467 016 5

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