Mushroom Risotto, creamy mushroom rice

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Risotto (read here other news) that favourite of Italian dishes made into a creamy classic can be served with a variety of accompaniment including meat, vegetable, or fish. This is the Mushroom Risotto.

To make you need 1 tablespoon olive oil, 3 small onions, finely chopped , 1 clove garlic, crushed , 1 teaspoonminced fresh parsley, 1 teaspoonminced celerysalt and pepper to taste ,  1/2 cupssliced fresh mushrooms, 1 cup whole milk , 1/4 cup heavy cream , 1 cup rice, 5 cups vegetable stock , 1 teaspoon butter , and 1 cupgrated Parmesan cheese.

To prepare, first heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high flame heat. Saute the onion and garlic in olive oil until onion is tender and the garlic is lightly browned.

Remove the garlic and add the parsley, celery, salt, and pepper and cook until the celery is tender. Next add the mushrooms and reduce the heat to low, and continue cooking until the mushrooms are soft.

Pour in the milk and cream into a saucepan and add the rice. Heat until it simmers and then stir in the vegetable stock into the rice 1 cup at a time, until it is absorbed.

After the rice has been cooked, add the butter and Parmesan cheese, and remove from heat.

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Meatball Submarine, filling

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Meaty, saucy, bready, and filling – this is the meatball submarine sandwich. To make the sauce, take 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, 1/2 small onion, finely chopped 1 stalk celery, finely chopped, 1/2 medium carrotchopped, salt, 1 28-ounce can whole plum tomatoes, crushed, 1 bay leaf, 2 fresh basil leaves.

 

For the meatballs take 4 ounces russet potato, peeled, salt,1 pound ground veal shoulder, 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese, 2 tablespoons whole milk, 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic, 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme, 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, ground pepper, and 4 to 6 pieces baguette.

 

To make the sauce heat the oil in a saucepan over medium flame and add onion, celery, carrot, and salt and cook. Stir occasionally, until soft. Stir in tomatoes and their juices, the bay leafbasil and 1/2 cup water.

 

Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens. Season. Make the meatballs by putting the potato in a saucepan with salted water and bring to a boil. Cook until the potato is tender. Cool then grate.

 

Mix the ground veal, parmesan, milkgarlic, thyme, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and salt with your hands until combined. Form the mixture into 1-inch meatballs.

 

Heat the remaining olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the meatballs and cook until browned. Add sauce and cook for a further 5 minutes. Fill the baguettepieces with meatballs and add more sauce.

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Tiramisu, tasty coffee cake

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Tiramisu… (read here other news) aah…what a guilty pleasure. This coffee and brandy flavoured cake has been winning hearts for generations.

To make, you need 6 large egg yolks, 3/4 cup sugar, 3/4 cup whole milk, 4 8-ounce mascarpone cheese,1 1/2 cups espresso, at room temperature, 1/2 cup brandy, 30 to 32 crispItalian ladyfingers, 1/4 cup cocoa powder, and bittersweet chocolate.

First line an 8-inch-square baking dish with plastic wrap. Leave a 3-inch overhang on all sides and fill a large bowl with ice water.

To make the custard whisk the egg yolks and sugar in a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of barely simmering water until the sugar dissolves. Be careful not to let the bowl touch the water. Slowly whisk in the milk and cook, whisking constantly, until the custard is light and foamy.

Remove the bowl from the saucepanand set in the bowl of ice water. Whish until the custard is cool for a minute. Place the mascarpone in a large bowl and fold in the custard with a rubber spatula until almost combined; whisk until just smooth.

Combine espresso and brandy and singly dip the ladyfingers until soaked but not soggy. Arrange 2 rows of about 5 biscuits each in the baking dish and spread 1/3 of the mascarpone custard over the ladyfingers. Repeat with a second layer while arranging in the opposite direction. Top with another 1/3 of custard. Repeat and dust with cocoa powder. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 4 hours.

Invert a plate on top of the tiramisu. Flip the tiramisu with the plate. Remove baking dish and plastic wrap. Invert a serving plate on top and flip again so cocoa-side id up. Shave curls of on top. 

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Shepherd’s Pie, hearty filling food

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Whether you call it a Shepherd’s Pie or a Cottage Pie, if a down-home hearty meal is what you’re searching for then this dish is the tasty, filling, traditional choice.

Shepherd’s Pie is an English or Irish dish traditionally made with mashed potatoes, mutton or lamb but is now most often made with minced beef. It can be topped with cheddar cheese for an extra zingy flavour.

The ingredients include two pounds of potatoes, 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil, garlic, salt, grounded pepper, dried thyme, ¼ all-purpose flour, 2 pounds ground beef, 1 ½ cups shredded cheddar cheese, 1 cup of whole milk, 1 large onion chopped, tomato paste, ½ cup peas, and 6 carrots diced.

To prepare first preheat the oven to 450. Boil potatoes until tender; Drain and crush with milk. In a separate saucepan, heat vegetable oil, add ground beef, flour, onion, carrots, thyme, garlic, peas, and tomato paste. Cook beef until browned.

In a casserole, pour beef and carrot filling. Add the potato topping using a spatula to spread over beef. Add grated cheese and bake in an oven for 20 minutes or until topping is browned. Let sit five minutes before serving.

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