Thursday, January 2, 2014

FFwD ~ Dressy pasta “risotto”

This week's recipe:
Dressy Pasta 'Risotto'
thought the bag of pasta was elbow ones but turned out to be spiral!
used fish stock instead of chicken
served with prawns with yellow capsicum, mushrooms with spinach
in mustard sauce (own concoction!)
my 'risotto' had excess liquid which I had to dump some
but had enough to 'slurp' when the pasta was gone!
(cos it was so darn good!)
I bet none of the other members got to slurp this risotto!
but then again I could have done something wrong with this recipe.
Dorie said this was supposed to be a 
dressy macaroni and cheese;
I guess the dressy part being mascarpone ~ 3.5 tablespoons of it!

check out the rest of group's results at:
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23 comments:

  1. Nice tweaks, Emily! Perfect side for your shrimp dish :)

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  2. Happy new year Emily! This risotto looks great!

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  3. I never have enough fish stock on hand! good for you! we should decide on a couple catch-up recipes to tackle this month Emily!

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  4. Mine was almost slurpable! I had to leave it simmering for a little longer with the cream and it thickened up nicely.

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  5. Nice idea to use fish sauce - I bet some shell fish would have been a nice finishing touch inside of this dish, as well!

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  6. Great idea with fish stock… now you got my wheels turning. I might make mine with scallops or shrimp on top next time.

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  7. I agree, great with a fish stock. We loved the whole easy way of cooking this recipe, very similar to cooking risotto, which we love. Happy New Y.ear

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  8. Slurping cheesy creamy sauce is good! Your shell fish creation sounds great also -

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  9. Nice job, Emily! Perfect to serve with your shrimp! Happy New Year!

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  10. Interesting idea to make it with fish stock! Sounds like it would go great with the shrimp entree. Very nice!

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  11. My pasta was a little runny but good. Your risotto looks delicious. Great job:) Happy New Year!

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  12. Sounds like a fabulous meal, Emily! Happy New Year!

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  13. LOL - I didn't get to slurp my pasta but it sounds delish. Happy New Year!

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  14. I had excess moisture too! I drained a little and it was all good. Like what you did with yours Emily.

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  15. Really interesting interpretation! I love Shrimp!

    Happy New Year, Emily!

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  16. Wow, delicious! Slurp on the gravy sounds good!

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  17. I had extra liquid leftover as well which I just drained off and carried on. I assumed that it was because my pasta was a different shape and size from Dorie's.

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  18. Oh, I like your idea of the fish stock, that would be tasty!! Looks delicious! Happy New Year

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  19. Wow- it looks amazing Emily ! I wish I had enough of the liquid to slurp. Thankfully mine was more creamy than it showed up as in the picture but I will still add a bit more cream next time. Great pairing with the prawns- YUM !

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  20. Hi Emily! Happy New Year! It looks really nice and what about your side dish? Are you going to post a recipe for that? It sounds delicious!!

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  21. I would have liked some 'slurp' in mine. Was a little dry, but very tasty.

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  22. I like your tweaks. I bet it was good with the fish stock. I never would have thought of that.

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