Rustico Restaurant & Wine Bar
Rustico Restaurant and Wine Bar is a charming Italian restaurant centrally located in the heart of downtown Stevensville. The menu brings a touch of traditional southern Italian cuisine accented with some of the treasures of the Chesapeake. Part of the appeal of this establishment comes from the historic building that it occupies. The building, which was built in 1886, originally housed the country store and justice of peace. Rustico is proud to be the centerpiece of Historic Stevensville.
- 7-8 cups Shellfish Stock
- ¼ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- ½ cup of Finely Chopped Onion
- ¾ Cup Sea Scallops
- ¾ cup Mussels
- ¾ cup Little Neck Clams
- ¾ cup Calamari
- ¾ cup Shrimp
- 3 cups Arborio Rice
- 10 cup Dry White Wine
- 1 tsp. Minced Parsley
- 2 tbsp. Unsalted Butter
In sauce pan over medium heat, bring the stock to a gentle simmer.
In large saucepan heat oil over medium heat. Add the onion, sauté for 4 minutes. Add scallops, clams, mussels, calamari and shrimp then cook for 2-3 minutes until all shells are open. Add the Arborio rice to the same pan and stir about 3 minutes. Add the wine and stir until it is completely absorbed.
Add the stock from the other saucepan a ladle full at a time, stirring frequently after each addition. Wait until stock is completely absorbed before adding next ladle full.
Cook the rice on simmer for about 20 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper and spoon into warmed shallow bowls. Garnish with parsley and serve. Buon Appetito!