Friday, November 14, 2008

Before the Aftermath

So, tonight is strange. Stories and stories and stories, told and told and told.

So, it is only fitting that I murdered vegetables tonight.

Remember that stock you made yesterday? Well, heat it up and strain out the vegetables. Keep it hot.

This is kind of almost the mise en place. Here, there is diced garlic, and onion as well as risotto rice and Girgar butter.

And yes, I like to drink while cooking.

Melt the butter in a low heated pan with olive oil.

Add the onions and garlic and sweat.

Oh, and check it. Wrinkly beetroots that have been roasted in an oven for three hours at 160, wrapped in foil.

I peeled them. MURDER!!! Just look at the hands.

By now, the onions and garlic would have sweat. Add the Carnaroli rice and toss till it goes translucent.

Dice the beetroot. Yes, it is still bloody hot and burn-worthy.




Add the beetroot when it is almost ready.

Grate some parmesan. You can see here that I got over the little ones and just started grating on the 'normal' size because it was going to melt anyways.

Add the butter and the parmesan.

Look, Dill...

Chop it finely.

Squeeze the juice of half a lemon

Over some washed rocket.

Add the dill to some yogurt and mix.

And, finally, plate it all up with the rocket and some lemon juice over the top, some of the dill yogurt and a few shaves of parmesan.
Usually this is redder, so it feels a bit weird.
Anywho, mix it all together and as my housemates say, eat the shit out of it.

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