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Something smells good…

Chorizo and Broad Bean Risotto

This Friday, I’m planning on trying out another delicious risotto recipe, this time cooking for the boyfriend and his new housemate to break in the oven at their new house. Looking forward to this one, think I may enjoy it even more than the mushroom and blue cheese recipe I used before because it will have a more spicy and exotic taste. I love using chorizo in meals and letting other items cook in the oils and I love the use of broad beans in the recipe. I think I might edit the recipe slightly by using pancetta instead of just bacon, melting in some Mexicana cheese and possibly adding some wine – I loved the white wine undertones to the previous dish I made.

Can’t wait to taste it! Click on the picture to read the recipe in full.

Has anyone got any risotto recipes that they love? I’d love some contenders for my next try!


Success – How I totally owned that risotto recipe

This was the result of last night’s first attempt at making my own risotto.  I went for creamy Gorgonzola and Portobello Mushroom with roasted vegetables. It was truly delicious and very creamy, with plenty of gorgeous white whine thrown in for good measure. A winner with all the family even though some don’t like mushrooms and others weren’t sure about blue cheese. I would say a fantastic success and I’ll definitely be making risotto again very soon – next time I plan to try another recipe with chorizo, red wine and broad beans. To create the dish pictured, find the recipe further down on my blog and throw in extra wine, cheese, mushrooms and water to make it extra delicious.

My first attempt at making risotto

Tomorrow I am cooking dinner for the whole family, including my boyfriend, so the pressure is on and I will be trying my hand at a new dish. I am going to attempt to make my first risotto, after falling in love with the dish at a number of restaurants recently. So far I have tried butternut squash and Wensleydale risotto and a salmon and asparagus dish.

I am going to be making Creamy Gorgonzola and Portabello Mushroom Risotto – it sounds delicious and I can’t wait to try it! Fingers crossed it all goes well. Click here for the recipe I will be using. I’ll take photos and let you know how it goes!