Monday, June 19, 2006
Ok, so I finally managed to get my entry in! This time, however, most of you won't get to read it, since it's in Swedish. Cyberchef - or Cyberkocken - is a Swedish version of Paper Chef, and thus, I've placed it on my Swedish blog. (That is usually just a place to put translated recipes.) But at least I will tell you about it.
This month's chosen ingredients were asparagus, lamb, phyllo dough and dark chocolate. How to combine? Well, the odd one out is really the chocolate - the rest is easy enough. I decided to try what has long been on my mind - a red wine sauce with chocolate. I did a decent version, with plenty of chili to spice it up, and it was nice with the lamb. (Which I grilled and sliced thinly.) Nice, but not *that* special. So I won't give you the recipe. (Unless you know Swedish, in which case you can go read it already.)
For the other two ingredients, I made an asparagus risotto (very simple, basic risotto with lots of asparagus and lemon juice) and placed into tiny little phyllo baskets. That was a hit indeed, I'd love to make that again. It makes a great little finger food, that can be eaten in one or two bites. Perfect!