This weeks selection was made by Jessica of A Singleton in the Kitchen. The Risotto was enjoyed by 3 people at Apple Crumbles this week. It was young Ted’s birthday (that would be Ted’s son) and we invited him to dinner to celebrate. Ted grilled the two of them a turkey tenderloin and he grilled me some meatless Jalapeno Cheddar Sausages by “Veggie Patch”. The Risotto was an excellent accompaniment to both dinners.
The recipe was very easy to make. For the ingredients and instructions, please check out Jessica’s post and/or go to the FoodNetwork under Ellie Krieger’s Garden Risotto.
The changes made at Apple Crumbles were:
- Instead of microwaving, I grilled the asparagus at 450 F for 10 minutes. It was prepared by snapping at the “tender spot”, cutting the rest of the spears to match in size, placing in a foil lined baking dish, drizzled with olive oil, sprinkled with salt and pepper.
- I didn’t have any fresh Parmesan cheese. I DID have Asiago and used fresh grated Asiago in place of the Parmesan cheese.
- I used Vegetable Broth in place of Chicken Broth.
Teddy (birthday boy): “Good Stuff“. Joanne: This is for the blog post so can you offer any thing more descriptive? Teddy: “That’s all I got“.
Ted: “Excellent… One word… Excellent“.
Joanne: “Very good and not buttery like other risottos I’ve had. That buttery-ness is why I don’t usually eat it. This recipe has so much flavor with a hint of sweetness and only 4 g total fat.”
The only other comment I can add is that this was a FANTASTIC choice, Jessica. I truly hope everyone else enjoyed it as much as the three of us. Sincere regrets that all those wonderful intellectual descriptives so plentiful in the English language were at a loss in this post. I think Ted’s one word, “Excellent“, said it all.