This is a recipe for the ladies!! So Gentelmen if you’re wishing to make a good impression, keep this recipe in mind!!
1 lt of vegetable stock
1 cup of freshly grated Parmesan
2 handlfuls of risotto per person
3-4 tablespoons of butter
1.5 cups of Prosecco or Champagne
(This recipe is for 4 people)
Dice the onion and brown with a tablespoon of butter. At the same time heat up the stock so its hot but not boiling. Add the rice to and stir for a few seconds,using a wood spoon so that it is a little crunchy. Keep the heat low, and now add one glass of champagne. Wait until the rice has abosorbed the champagne and with a ladle add 1 ladle of stock, continue to stir the rice until again it has been absorbed, repeat this process for about 20 mintues or so until you can see that the rice is a thick consistency and if you try a small amount on a spoon, it should be soft!! Just before its ready, add 1 cup of parmesan, half a glass of champagne, and a good dollp of butter, and continue to stir!!
Serve in a bowl, and if you wish add some cracked pepper and a little more parmesan on top.
Enjoy with the remaining champage, but once this has finished, you could move onto a good glass of Greco. Greco, by Cantina Tabourno is from Campania, near Napoli!! Its a step up from the light crisp Prosecco and for me I prefer to enjoy with the rice as I find that with all the different flavours of the risotto, a wine with a bit of body really adds to it and seems to accentuate all of the different flavours not only in the rice but also in the wine as well!!
Greco by Cantina Tabourno, is medium bodied. You will notice hints of almonds, this is due to the volcanic soil. The aroma’s are of lemons and tropical fruits. To drink its FULL of flavour yet suprisingly smooth, it is refreshing and quite crisp, with the predmoninant flavours being of lemons, pears and toasted almonds!!
Greco comes from a very warm environment, and there are many influences on its flavours. First and formost the Volcanic soil of Campania really changes the taste of the wine, it gives the wine the mineral notes which it is extremely famous for. Then of course being right on the sea it has the influences of the fresh sea breezes and not to forget the intense sun of Napoli. With all of these elements combined a spectacular white wine has been born!
I hope you enjoy the meal and my recommendations!!
” A taste of Italy”