I made risotto for the first time this week! It turned out great, especially for a first attempt. Here it is bubbling away:
I sautéed spring onions, sweet peppers, dried tarragon, mixed mushrooms and crushed garlic in a mix of Parmesan-infused olive oil and butter. To that I added my rice, and gradually ladled in simmering lamb stock. When the rice was almost done, I stirred in a tablespoon of double cream, a knob of butter, and grated some Parmesan liberally over the lot. Then right at the end I tossed in a healthy glug of white wine.
It was a meat-free meal, so I served it with tomatoes roasted with pesto, feta, black pepper, and lemon-infused olive oil.
Quick, simple, tasty. Bon appetite!
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Dinner with friends. As you can see, my dinner last night was a rehearsal. Tonight’s meal is fillet steak on bone marrow on a bed of mashed sweet & nicola potatoes. The steak is topped with a home-made chicken liver and duck pâté. I’ve done assorted mushrooms in cream, port, butter and black pepper. The sauce is shallots, tarragon, port wine, cream and green peppercorns.
I’m just bummed I forgot to take photos while I was cooking. I guess I’ll have to do it all over again.
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