Crab Risotto with Poached Egg

February 29, 2012
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A friend of mine recently visited the newly opened Dijon Restaurant, located in the old fire house on Annunciation Street in the Lower Garden District. While we have not ventured there yet, her details of what sounded like a delicious dinner in a lovely setting inspired me to put together this recipe for a friend’s […]

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Sweet Pea Risotto with Lemon and Mint

October 4, 2011
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To continue with our fall recipe trend here is a tangy risotto recipe that combines distinct ingredients of strong flavor and color; mint and lemon. It’s rather rich, so make it your entire meal and don’t be greedy with the portions. If you find it too heavy for your liking, cut back on theĀ ParmesanĀ cheese and […]

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The Summery Side of Risotto

July 12, 2011
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For many people Risotto is a food for the cold days of winter. Creamy, warm and rich, the rice dish is so very often served with mushrooms, butternut squash or as is, a heavy, satisfying main course. This doesn’t have to be the case. In the right hands risotto can be a bright side or […]

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Weekly Menu Spotlight: Mixed Mushroom Risotto

December 13, 2010

The Gourmet: This week’s Weekly Menu Spotlight is an old favorite of mine. I hesitated to post about Jamie Oliver yet again, but I love his recipe for Mixed Mushroom Risotto. I always find risotto to be one of the most satisfying meals to prepare (and to eat). I think in an odd way the chopping and […]

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