Sunday, April 29, 2012

Sage and Black Pepper Risotto

I am not one for risotto,  but have to admit that this is very nice and will be making it again.

2 Tablespoon fulls of fresh sage leaves,(about  18 medium sized)
1/2 onion
2 teaspoons of oil,  40 g butter  + 40 g butter
350g Risotto rice
50 mls of white wine
2 teaspoons of coarsely ground black pepper
1 litre of chicken stock
50g finely grated Parmesan cheese.

Grind Black pepper in TMX,  set aside.
Grate Parmesan cheese ,  set aside.
Drop onion on to spinning blades, speed 5 / 5 seconds.
Add 40g butter and 2 teaspoons of oil and cook on 100/5 mins./speed 1.
Add rice and stir 100/ reverse/speed 1/ 1 min.
Add wine, reverse/speed 1 /1 min.
Add chicken stock and 2 teaspoons off black pepper.
Cook, 16/17 mins/100/reverse /soft speed/
During the last 30 seconds,  add Parmesan Cheese and butter that the sage leaves have been crisped in.

Sage leaves crisped in butter

Place 40g butter in a small pan on stove, and heat until just turning brown.  Add fresh sage leaves and cook quickly until crisp.  ( about 1 min)
Set aside separately. Butter is added during last 30 seconds of cooking and served with the crisp sage leaves on top.

This dish reheats well in the Microwave,  with a little extra stock added.

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