Thursday, November 10, 2005

Red Wine Risotto



I generally use white wine in my risottos, but I came across an interesting sounding recipe for a red wine risotto in a cookbook that I found at the library: Karin Franssons Örtamat. It's out of print - too bad, I'd really like a copy. It has some really fun recipes, ranging from very basic to quite advanced. This was, like all risottos, fast and simple. Perfect with a nice piece of sirloin!

I'm not re-printing the entire recipe - it wasn't all that exciting, the main difference from my other risottos (links on the right!) was that you stirred in the wine at the end, instead of in the beginning, like I normally do. This gives a slightly boozier taste, but I still think I prefer the results I usually get from my other technique.

Hey, it's soon Thanksgiving! Obviously this isn't a Swedish holiday, but that doesn't stop me from celebrating with my family. It's a new tradition for us, and this will be our second year. Last year's dinner - well, you can read about that here. What should I cook this year? I want some ideas - please share if you have any fun favorites! Turkey is of course a given, but that's about it. I'm totally stumped for what else to cook... so what's everyone else cooking?

7 comments:

boo_licious said...

Farmgirl and I are joint hosting WCB this weekend - a special get well edition for Clare and Kiri. Hope the Hufflepuff kitties will join us and please bring something to cheer them up with.

Lena said...

Ey tjejen!
Kom med i matforumet nu då :)

Kevin said...

Anne,

I'm planning on this for T'day:

http://seriouslygood.kdweeks.com/2005/10/brussels-sprouts.html

Sabrina said...

I am roasting a turkey (best if you brine it first), making mashed potatoes, stuffing (in the bird), braised carrots, cole slaw, and apple pie. I'll probably add another vegetable but I'm still thinking about that.

IndyFoodie said...

I see you did cornbread dressing last year, that's big in the southern states. I think a lot of northerners (we do anyway) eat bread crumb dressing. I once dated a guy who's mother was from New York and she would make Oyster dressing. I always like something pumpkin- must be that Autumn Harvest thing. Pumpkin pie or soup, or my favorite is pumpkin bread! Good luck with whatever you decide, I am sure it will be lovely!

Raquel said...

I am having Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic from Leite's Culinaria website. http://www.leitesculinaria.com/recipes/jbh/chick_40_cloves.html . It is a James Beard recipe. I also want to do a pork or beef tenderloin for variety, but haven't found the right recipe yet. I am also going to serve roasted potatoes, rice paella, a vegetable of some sort and of course, pumpkin pie. You can't have a thanksgiving without it!

grace said...

I love risotto! but I havent made with red wine.. :-) Well, I think I'm gonna try with red after seeing yours! thanks for sharing!