Osso Buco with Risotto Milanese

Osso Buco with Risotto Milanese

It’s been way to long since my last post.. “Real Life” commitments have kept me from posting, but not from cooking! This is not exactly a simple dish, but take your time and something magical will come out of it 🙂

Osso Buco

  • Pieces of osso buco (veal shank)
  • Leaks
  • Garlic
  • Carrot
  • Flour
  • Red wine ( a lot!)
  • Water or stock
  • Canned tomatoes
  • Thyme

Season the osso buco with salt and pepper, turn in flour and brown on each side. Remove the meat and fry the veg. for a couple of minutes. Return the meat, drench in red wine, stock and the tomatoes. Add the Thyme, place under a lid and let it simmer for about 2 hours.

Risotto Milanese

  • Risotto rice
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Celery
  • Red wine
  • Chicken or vegetable stock
  • Saffron
  • Parmesan  (best you can afford)
  • Butter

Infuse the saffron in some of the stock. Chop and fry the celery, onion and garlic for a couple of minutes. Increase the heat and add the rice. Stir until the rice is translucent. Add the wine and cock until reduced. Under constant stirring ad the stock ladle by ladle until the rice is al dente. Finally add the saffron,  grated parmesan and butter.

Serve with grated lemon zest, thyme and small cubes of fresh apple to give some acidity and balance to the dish.

Enjoy!

mushroom risotto

Mushroom Risotto

Lately I have been making a lot of risotto’s. Here is another great and simple recipe for all you mushroom lovers out there 🙂

Recipe

  • Assortment of mushrooms (whatever you like, best quality you can get)
  • Risotto rice
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Celery
  • White wine
  • Chicken or vegetable stock
  • Lemon juice
  • Fresh Parsley
  • Paremsan  (best you can afford)
  • Butter

Chop and fry the celery, onion and garlic for a couple of minutes. Increase the heat and add the rice. Stir until the rice is translucent. Add the white wine and cock until reduced. Under constant stirring ad the stock ladle by ladle until the rice is al dente. Add the mushrooms towards the end.

Finally add lemon,Grated parmesan and butter. Season with salt and pepper.

ENJOY !

 

Prawn Risotto

Prawn risotto with lemon and thyme

A Italian classic. Risotto has the ability to morph into whatever you like. A simple everyday dinner, or a fancy meal. This edition is on the simple side, with a fresh lemon and thyme taste.

Recipe

  • Prawns
  • Peas
  • Risotto rice
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Celery
  • White whine
  • Chicken or vegetable stock
  • Lemon juice
  • Fresh thyme
  • Butter

Chop and fry the celery, onion and garlic for a couple of minutes. Increase the heat and add the rice. Stir until the rice is translucent. Add the white whine and cock until reduced. Under constant stirring ad the stock ladle by ladle until the rice is al dente. Add the peas and prawns towards the end.

Finally add lemon, thyme and butter. Season with salt and pepper.

ENJOY !