Festive risotto

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Festive risotto

Post: #283351 Odsox
Sat Dec 20, 2014 8:09 pm

I found an uncooked leg from last year's Christmas turkey in the bottom of the freezer, so I made a "Festive Risotto" which wasn't half bad.
Defrosted leg simmered in stock, cooled and then de-sinewed. Then put into the risotto with a pinch or two of dried thyme, several teaspoonfuls of cranberry sauce and a goodly quantity of tinned chestnuts.
Rather nice if I do say so myself. :iconbiggrin:
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Re: Festive risotto

Post: #283352 ina
Sat Dec 20, 2014 8:24 pm

Sounds delicious. I am hoping that by Wednesday I'll still be able to get some turkey - a very small pack, of course, as I have to eat it all by myself... But I would love some turkey. Haven't had any since, er, sometime around 1978 or 79?
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Re: Festive risotto

Post: #283354 Green Aura
Sat Dec 20, 2014 9:02 pm

How come, ina, have you just started eating meat?

Sounds lovely by the way, Tony. We often get a turkey, post-Christmas, when they've been reduced. May have to give that one a go.
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Re: Festive risotto

Post: #283355 ina
Sun Dec 21, 2014 8:49 am

Green Aura wrote:How come, ina, have you just started eating meat?



Ah yes - about a year ago. Find that it agrees better with me than too much in the way of carbohydrates... :roll: And one can only eat so many eggs, and cheese is kind of addictive, so I try to stay away from that, too. Hence my search for a one-person-turkey!
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Re: Festive risotto

Post: #283356 Green Aura
Sun Dec 21, 2014 9:03 am

I was in Lidl yesterday, ina. They had some small turkey crowns that looked like they'd suit a couple, or one person for a few meals. I didn't look at the price - as I said before we generally buy our turkey after Christmas. :lol:
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Re: Festive risotto

Post: #283357 Odsox
Sun Dec 21, 2014 9:53 am

Every year we get a free range turkey from a farm just up the road, usually a 14 - 16 lb one to feed the carnivorous grandchildren. I then cut off the rear section and have the crown for Christmas. I separate the legs from the thighs and bone and roll the thighs into small joints and freeze them all for later in the year.
But, this leg got "lost" and exactly 12 months later finally got eaten. :santa:
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Re: Festive risotto

Post: #283358 ojay54
Sun Dec 21, 2014 1:48 pm

Never eaten anything that ever had feathers on it in my life.(raised ,killed and plucked 1000's mind).I've already got the salt beef a'picklin' in it's pot.
Tony's ancient freezer find got me thinking.Is it true the Chinese boil Ribs/belly pork etc before they roast it?

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Re: Festive risotto

Post: #283359 Green Aura
Sun Dec 21, 2014 2:21 pm

There is certainly a dish called Twice Cooked Pork - delicious and dead easy.
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Re: Festive risotto

Post: #283366 ina
Mon Dec 22, 2014 1:31 pm

Green Aura wrote:I was in Lidl yesterday, ina. They had some small turkey crowns that looked like they'd suit a couple, or one person for a few meals. I didn't look at the price - as I said before we generally buy our turkey after Christmas. :lol:


I saw those crowns - probably still too much for one, though, especially without a freezer... I think I'll do what you are doing, wait til after Christmas, and see what I can get cheap! :mrgreen: Already got some ham that was reduced... That and sprouts in a nice cream sauce will be christmassy enough.
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Re: Festive risotto

Post: #283373 ojay54
Wed Dec 24, 2014 6:14 am

Green Aura wrote:There is certainly a dish called Twice Cooked Pork - delicious and dead easy.



Go on then..!

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Re: Festive risotto

Post: #283374 ina
Wed Dec 24, 2014 8:58 am

ojay54 wrote:
Green Aura wrote:There is certainly a dish called Twice Cooked Pork - delicious and dead easy.



Go on then..!


Isn't everything that you cook too much of and reheat the next day twice cooked? :wink: In my case, often even thrice cooked...
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