Well, I've booked my flights now, as I gather from my inbox Cassandra has told you... I will send the details. But, first, the long promised, long witheld, long awaited recipe for:Risotto with Forest Mushrooms and SagePreparation time - 5 minutesCooking time - 20 minutestotal time - wait for it - 25 minutes (phew, bet you're glad you didn't get out your calculator!)Serves 41 Litre vegetable stock125g butter1 tablespoon olive oil1 garlic clove, crushed and chopped1 onion, finely diced250g forest (wild) mushrooms, eg. morels, porcini, chanterellles, common open mushrooms, or eponnee rae specials, halved or quartered. (I actually used 200g chestnut mushrooms and 50g porcini mushrooms (which had been 25 g dried porcinis). It was good.300g arborio or carnaloni rice75 ml dry white wine1 tablespoon chopped sage (or considerably less if using dried sage)salt and pepper125g parmesan cheese, freshly grated, to serveTruffle oil, to drizzle (optional - no idea what it tastes like, couldn't find any.)ONE Place the stock in a saucepan and simmer gentlyTWO Melt half of the butter with the oil in a heavy-based saucepan, add the garlic and onion and saute gently for 3 minsTHREE Add the mushrooms and cook gently for 2 mins. Add the rice and stir well to coat each grain with the butter and oil. add enough stock to just cover the rice and stir well. Simmer gently, stirring frequently.FOUR When most of the liquid is absorbed, add more stock. Continue adding the stock in stages and stirring until it is absorbed.FIVE Add the wine, remaining butter, sage and salt an pepper and stir well. Serve with Parmesan and drizzle with truffle oil, if liked.
PS, hope you don't mind getting it here. I figured then your many admirers could also have it. It's really, really good! Enjoy!
yumyumyum! i will totally try this! shall i post the recipe on the main page incase ppl don't read this comment?ta, nimmersattamus!
Hello eponnee. Yes, please post away, if you think people want it.xoxN
is risotto with *bush* mushrooms and sage an Anzac Day heresy?God Bless America, oh, I mean, God Bless Australia, of course
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