Sunday, June 22, 2008

My first risotto...



My friend Lindsey has been making a lot of risottos lately. And of course, being an avid watcher of Hell's Kitchen, I've noticed risotto is a sort of popular dish these days. Who knows if it was popular before Hell's Kitchen - cuz honestly, I've never even heard of it before I started watching the show.

Anyway, Lindsey posted an awesome looking Lemon Risotto with Shrimp and Peas. As soon as I saw it I knew it had to be my first try with risotto. So, I set out to find that special rice in my grocery store. Of course my lame grocery store didn't have it, but I found it at the second store I went to. I came right home and started cooking this dish up.



My personal thought on this dish is that I really loved it before I added the pecorino romano cheese. I think I'm a weirdo who doesn't like cheeses that smell like feet or something. So while I was sort of put off by the final product because of the cheese, I'm definitely going to be trying other variations of risotto in the future.

I don't know if the texture of my risotto was right either as I don't have anything to compare it to. But I'll have to make it a point to try it out - either at Lindsey's place (wink, wink), or out at a restaurant.

3 comments:

Linds said...

Oh no! I'm so sorry you didn't like the pecorrino. I love how salty it is, but I could def see how it doesn't smell that appetizing. You could def sub in parm. Aww bummer! Sorry for that :(

Ashlee Wetherington said...

that looks yummy, i LOVE risotto with peas. it's funny how your first risotto is so memorable, i made a post called my first risotto too... hahaha

Katie said...

Looks great. What a great job on the rissotto! I can't belive it's your first time! :)