It is currently Wed Oct 22, 2014 6:27 am

All times are UTC



Welcome
Welcome to chefknivestogo

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content, and access many other special features. In addition, registered members also see less advertisements. Registration is fast, simple, and absolutely free, so please, join our community today!





 Page 1 of 2 [ 11 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Mushroom Risotto
PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 11:24 pm 
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:18 pm
Posts: 7656
Location: Madison Wisconsin
Here's tonight's dinner. We made some mushroom risotto with a little goat cheese and basil.

Image



_________________
Mark Richmond
Chefknivestogo

Chefknivestogo Blog
Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Mushroom Risotto
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 2:52 am 

Joined: Wed May 09, 2012 2:10 am
Posts: 156
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
Looks great do you generally make risotto without the addition of cream? I make it both ways depends on how I want it but I know a lot of people either love to finish with heavy cream/whip cream and then some hate it?



_________________
Keep adding to the Collection!

Drew Hostetler
Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Mushroom Risotto
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 6:20 am 
Forum Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 09, 2012 3:59 pm
Posts: 1706
Location: Cape Town - South Africa
Nice - I'm a sucker for starchy/carbo type foodies....rice, pasta, potatoes.....etc.

Can I keep your plate when I'm done eating....love it???

:)



_________________
PICKLED IN SQUADRON RUM
Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Mushroom Risotto
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 12:32 pm 
Forum Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:34 pm
Posts: 1552
Very nice! I'm guessing Mark did the Basil and mushrooms, and Sue cooked the Risotto. Am I right? :D

BTW, this is horrible diet food. I'm sending more pies ASAP.



_________________
Shaun Fernandez

With great sharpness comes great responsibility.
Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Mushroom Risotto
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 11:09 pm 

Joined: Wed May 16, 2012 9:15 pm
Posts: 11
That looks great. What sort of mushrooms do you use?


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Mushroom Risotto
PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 12:10 am 
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:18 pm
Posts: 7656
Location: Madison Wisconsin
We used chicken stock without any cream but the goat cheese creamed it up. I DID do the basel and we shared the stirring duty. The mushrooms were porcinis and criminis. The nice thing about risotto is it tastes creamy even when you don't use any.

The plate was made in Italy. My mother bought them somewhere in Tuscany and sent them over to us.

Pizza night is coming.... I'll take pics. :)



_________________
Mark Richmond
Chefknivestogo

Chefknivestogo Blog
Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Mushroom Risotto
PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 1:00 am 

Joined: Wed May 09, 2012 2:10 am
Posts: 156
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
I agree mark, I appreciate all risotto cream or no cream. I just know a lot of people who are so one sided on the thought.

Also if feeling experimental.

Many people believe you can't either have really nutty flavored risotto from toasted the rice really hard or you can get extra creamy risotto with toasting the rice less. Well I was browsing online a few months back and ran across and article that was talking about this same predicament. Well the recipe suggested taking the broth/ stock used in the risotto and rinsing the rice while reserving the rinsing broth. In actuality is is washing the starch(aka creaminess of the rice) into the liquid for addition later in the cooking process. Now you can really toasted the rice and get the rich nutty flavor, and when you start adding the broth to cook the rice you are adding the starch back which makes it very creamy and smooth. It's one of those things that after you read it you wonder why you havent done it before! If you already knew this then maybe I am the one a little slow, but its great seeing home cooks making delicious food with great fresh ingredients. Mushrooms have such a complex flavor when you really pick apart the flavors!

Great cooking to all!



_________________
Keep adding to the Collection!

Drew Hostetler
Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Mushroom Risotto
PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 11:51 pm 
VIP Member
User avatar

Joined: Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:19 pm
Posts: 169
I agree Drew. The mushrooms have such great depth of flavor that adding cream only dilutes it. I have never made risotto with cream except when I was in cooking school and they insisted we dump in lots. I usually add a little cheese at the end, parmesan or goat. I also like to make risotto cakes with the leftovers, if there are any.


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Mushroom Risotto
PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 11:53 pm 
VIP Member
User avatar

Joined: Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:19 pm
Posts: 169
Knife Fanatic wrote:Very nice! I'm guessing Mark did the Basil and mushrooms, and Sue cooked the Risotto. Am I right? :D

BTW, this is horrible diet food. I'm sending more pies ASAP.



Yes to the pies! Thank you very much. :P


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Mushroom Risotto
PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 12:34 am 
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:18 pm
Posts: 7656
Location: Madison Wisconsin
He's my friend and those are my pies.....



_________________
Mark Richmond
Chefknivestogo

Chefknivestogo Blog
Offline
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
 Page 1 of 2 [ 11 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

cron

suspicion-preferred