Mini Bourbon Caramelized Peach Baked Alaska with Butter Pecan Ice Cream.
Since we did salad yesterday, we get to do butter and cheese today.
Or at least that’s how I look at it. PLUS, it’s Thursday, which pretty much means the weekend is practically here, which means diets are off and umm, it’s time for some REAL food.
I mean, am I right or am I right?!?
Ok, so I may be off on my reasonings just a smidgen, but sometimes you just have to live a little, put brown butter on your lobster and serve it with a side of creamy risotto. It’s pure perfection!
And come on, don’t you see all those red tomatoes and that green kale? BALANCE.
In all serious, I am aware that this meal leans a bit more to the indulgent side, but it’s also completely and insanely delicious. It’s how to do super cozy food in the summer. It’s also how I deal with that fact that I am already starting to see the colors of the leaves on the trees outside my window change.
Yes, I am actually serious. What the what?!? But no talk of fall until mid September. I am all about living up August to the best of my abilities and that means all things summer!!
Oh but speaking of coldish things, my little brother Red is headed to New Zealand today and then Australia in a week. At first I was like, “well where the heck is my ticket cause I want to tag along”, but then I remembered he is going to snowboard (of course) and apparently it’s going to be really cold there. Then I said forget that, snow is just something I am so not ready for in August! Still, I can’t help but feel just a little jealous that my kid brother has seen way more countries than I probably ever will and he is only just 15. Someday though, I will make it to Europe, New Zealand and Australia…but I think I will go in the warmer months of the year since I get my fair share of snow right where I am.
And since you are probably wondering, the little brother is going to New Zealand for a snowboard competition and then to Australia for another competition and then to stay on to train with the US team. Apparently snowboarding from October through mid May is not enough for those people and they need to be in the snow in the summer months as well. Weird.
What is also really weird is that I had this major lovingly sister moment yesterday and decided I absolutely HAD to make little Red chocolate chip cookies to take on his 18+ hour flight, and that’s not including the 2 hour and 25 minute flight to LA. No idea why I decided to stop with my work (I’m not usually this nice) and make him goodies for his travels, but I did. Maybe the fact that he will be gone for almost a month had something to do with it.
Thinking I should get mad big sis props for making cookies, right?!?
Ok, but back to summer things, and this very summery brown butter lobster, sweet corn and fontina risotto. First off, it has brown butter, that right there should tell you it’s going to be REALLY good. Second, it also has fontina cheese, again another sign – REALLY, REALLY GOOD!
Honestly, even if you don’t like lobster, I still highly recommend you make this risotto. It’s delicious with or without the lobster and you could also swap in shrimp or really any other type of protein that you enjoy. Yep, perfect for adding whatever you love. The rest however you HAVE to keep the same. I love, love, love, the combo of sweet corn, fontina cheese, crispy kale and roasted tomatoes. It’s summer produce working its magic on our taste buds. Of course the creamy risotto is pretty dang good too. So you see, it’s just an overall winner of a meal.
Oh, and I know some people get a little freaked out by risotto since they fear standing in front of the stove for 30 minutes, but guys, I promise this is SO not a hard meal to make, and personally I find stirring risotto to be very therapeutic…but I have been told I am a little strange, so you know.
Really though, what’s not to love about that bowl?!?!
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It is a giant bowl of happiness if you ask me.
Made this tonight while vacationing in Maine. We bought whole lobsters and cut up the meat. The sweet variety of cherry tomatoes were delicious. We used unsalted butter and low salt broth so added quite a bit of salt at the end. I think the herbs would be tastier and prettier sprinkled over the top. I notice the beautiful photographs and instructions are often at odds. It would be helpful if they were more in agreement.
Amazing!! I love to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks a bunch for trying it out:) Thanks for sharing your feedback!
The risotto alone was TO DIE FOR!
I served this alongside sautéed garlic green beans and added two tails to extend the meal. But, oh my gosh! The risotto!!!!
Fantastic! Thanks so much for making this recipe, I am delighted that it was enjoyed:) xTieghan
I made this with poached chicken instead of lobster because times are hard here in the US, it still turned out great! I will definitely make this again.
Thank you so much Keron! I am really glad this recipe turned out so well for you! xTieghan
Hi, I found this recipe when I looked up uses for chicken broth. I have never seen your blog before, it’s great!
I made this tonight. Still winter here, so I used frozen corn. I didn’t bother using cherry tomatoes, I prefer the medium
tomatoes on the vine. I decided not to use Fontina cheese due to the extra expense and used shredded Swiss cheese
instead. I did not even bother to add the Parmesan. I used fresh shrimp, but I actually prefer this dish without.
I really appreciate your directions, your ingenuity and your tastes. I am so glad I found your blog. I enjoy reading
your writing and I cannot wait to make another recipe found here. Excellent! Thank you!
Hi Sherry! Welcome! I am so glad you are enjoying my blog and I hope you love all of the recipes you try! Thank you! xTieghan
Amazing. Christmas dinner meal with my love. You could even cut back on the butter and cheese and it would still be divine!
Yes! I am so glad you loved this! Thank you Bre!
This was good–could have used a bit of salt. BTW, Trader Joe’s canned corn is astonishingly better than fresh.
I’ve noticed that many comments on this site are responding to the beautiful photography, written by people who haven’t actually made the recipe. I recently made the meatballs with tons of cheese–gorgeous photo, taste not good. Same has been true for me for another 3-4 recipes.
Hi, I am happy you enjoyed this recipe. Sorry that has been not the case for others. Let me know if you have any questions about any recipes.
Looks yum! Can you sub the white wine with anything?
thanks! You can use chicken or veggie broth. 🙂
I made this cutting the ingredients in half for two people and it was one of the best things I’ve ever tasted. That risotto will be my new go-to side dish, I couldn’t get enough of it. Thanks for such an awesome recipe!
Lobster is one of my favorite seafoods! So good–this is beautiful!
Thanks so much, Cassie! Hope you are having a great weekend!
I am going to have to surprise my husband with this recipe on one of our stay at home date nights! Lobster is his all time favorite food and we both appreciate unique seafood dishes.
Awe! How fun! I hope you both love the recipe!!
Yum! Will make when the weather turns colder, for sure. What amazing experiences your bro is getting, the more you see and do, the more well rounded your view on life becomes. My oldest son wants to take his truck w/ dirtbike on a cross country tour when he graduates…will you bake him cookies? JK
Hi Tieghan. This dish sounds absolutely delicious! I can’t wait to try it. Just one question…is there a reason you cut the lobster tails in half before boiling them?
Just to make them easier to peel. You can cook them however way you prefer.
Yay! I agree! No mention of fall til mid September. When I see pins to do with Halloween or Christmas ..I’m like stop..not yet..I want to stay in summer mode.
Your recipe looks and sounds delicious!! Looking forward to making it. I’m going to use lobster broth instead of chicken. Also scallops and corn is a sublime combo.
Just found your website…everything looks delish.. I’m a new follower.. I like your style.
haha! I know what you mean…but sometimes I pin a little early too!