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Hey hey girlies ok get those chefs hats out & give me some good recipes :p
Ok well not just me i thought this may be the place to add a few really good recipes that are always loved so that those of us in need of something whether it be for a get together or just a meal at home can have a look here & find it !
Im after a really good meatball recipe one that will make you drool just from the smell !
As well as a rissotto recipe ! Ive been making a really basic one for bubs when he has been in the mood for it mind you & im thinking i need to try something with a bit more oopmh IYKWIM ! This way he may be more keen to have it nowadays plus it would be easier now that he can eat with us to have something i can make we all eat.
But please by all means if you have a great easy to prepare meal thats a winner please add it !
As i said in the title it of course has to be a recipe that sends everyone either be it your family or friends into a frenzy when they either smell it or see it !
Im going to add my all time favourite caramel tarts when i find the recipe LOL !
Trust me these tarts are to DIE FOR !!!!!! :D
Can't be bothered sifting through my recipe folder right now, but will definately post some of my faves soon.I have a yummy, yummy meatball recipe you might like, but they are more swet chilli sauce tahn spaghetti and meatballs iykwim! I would love a good risotto recipe too. And some yummy winter warmer desserts please!
Come on ladies, show us your stuff!!
Here's my basic rissotto recipe. It's so easy to change the flavours by just substituting different ingredients :)
Heat a large heavy pan (I use a Le Creuset pot and it does make a difference to the end product) and add some olive oil. Add chopped garlic OR onion and saute til soft without burning. Add the rissotto rice (aborio is good but I prefer the fancier stuff you buy in delies) and stir until all the grains are coated with oil and starting to change colour a bit (not brown, more opaque). Add some white wine (make sure it's a good drinking quality dry white) and stir. Then slowly add ladlefuls of boiling stock, stirring the whole time. When the rice is just about cooked, add a good handful of freshly grated parmesan and a big knob of butter and turn off the heat and put the lid on. Leave for 5-10 mins (a good chance to get the salad ready) before giving it a final stir through and serve.
Flavours I like are:
mushroom, pork and bacon/pancetta - fry the bacon off at the begining with the onion/garlic so that the fat is then used to fry the rice. I then just add the thinly sliced pork and mushrooms towards the end of the cooking time (about 3.4 way) and just continue as normal.
seafood - I prefer to use garlic with seafood. I sometimes cook it off in a separate pan and add to the nearly cooked rice. Other times I will just toss the seafood into the 3/4 cooked rissotto. A nice finishing touch is to add some finely chopped up tomatoes (skinned and seeded) at the end with some parsley for freshness.
pistachio, mushroom and pancetta - add the pistachio nut early so they have a chance to soften
chicken and porcini mushroom - same as above and add the water the porcini mushrooms have been soaked in for extra flavour.
Just rereading the OP, to give rissottos 'oomph' you need to use a really good quality stock. I normally use a shop bought low salt chicken stock (Campbell's is the best) but when I have the time, I make a homemade one out of a roast chicken carcass. The flavour is so amazing!
Hope that helps.
I make my risotto the same as Lucy, but our fave is with sundried tomatoes (or capsicum) and roasted pumpkin - add these for last 5 mins then add parmasen and torn baby rocket leaves.Yum yum.
Now i have a great meatball recipe but be warned i am a 'chuck in' cook so amounts may not be precise!
Mix with your hands - PREMIUM MINCE (i use 500gms for us), a brown onion grated, a grated carrot, an egg, some dried basil and oregano. Make into desired size balls, put on plate and leave in fridge for an hour before cooking - so they stay stuck together.
Spray your big fry pan with spray cook - healhtier option. Brown meatballs in small batches, roll over with wooden spoon to brown evenly.
In large pot add - two tins of diced toms, a jar of your fave dolmio or other pasta sauce, a small tin tom paste, a small pinch of chilli flakes, two beef stock cubes, a splash of good red wine, a small handful of fresh basil leaves chopped finely and fresh ground black pepper - a good shake.
Boil for about 5 then reduce to a simmer and add meatballs for about 20 mins - or till cooked thru. Yum!:p
Oh my im just sitting here drooling now girls thanks :p
I cant find my caramel tarts recipe :eek: :confused: :(
Hopefully i will shortly otherwise i wont be able to make them myself for Harry's Birthday !
i have a veryyyy fussy toddler...ever since we moved to sydney she refuses to eat anything at all...only plain bread and plain rice
i tried your rissotto recipe and she lovvvvvvved it
now i can chop up veggies n put it in im sure she'll eat that too
thank u thank u thank u sooo much for that recipe
Roast butternut pumpkins cubes, chopped chives and crumbled fetta or goats cheese is delicious thrown into a basic risotto.
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