LUXE BITES: MUSHROOM RISOTTO & LAMB CHOPS

January 7, 2017

 

In honor of our first snow day of 2017 I decided to whip up some of our favorite comfort food!

Mike loves lamp chops, so does Mosey…

so I sliced up a full rack of them, seasoned with himalayan sea salt, cracked pepper, a little chopped garlic and FRESH rosemary sprigs..
yum

cooking with fresh herbs has been eye-opening for me lately..

it really makes for the most incredible flavors
& the scents that fill the room while you’re chopping, preparing and cooking are much more pleasant and calming – which is exactly what I need as I work my way around the kitchen 😉

I’m not a bad cook at all, I just need to learn time management while multi tasking in the kitchen – things tend to sneak up on me

back to the meal

The lamb chops are super easy to make – I seasoned as noted above, heated the oven to 350, and popped them in for about 25 mins – or until the meat reaches desired temperature

rosemary lamb chops

ingredients

1 rack of lamb

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

himalayan sea salt

cracked pepper

3 sprigs of fresh rosemary

directions

preheat oven to 350°

drizzle shallow pan with evoo

slice rack of lamb into individual pieces for quicker cooking

season both sides of lamb with salt & pepper

sprinkle fresh rosemary over all

drizzle top with more evoo

bake for about 20-25 mins depending upon desired temp of meat

 

while that was cooking away I decided to make an absolute favorite of mine:

mushroom risotto

 

I learned how to make this in Italy a few years ago, and to be honest, haven’t made it since I was there

Luckily, I found this recipe which is super similar and easy to comfortably follow along

the numero uno fact you need to know about risotto is never stop stirring!
And only use a wooden spoon (this was expressed in Italy as well as in every risotto recipe you’ll ever read)

1 small change from this recipe is that I add the liquid stock into the risotto just 1 ladle full at a time, this ends up being about half a cup, this is what stuck with me when I learned and it really makes for the creamiest deliciously cooked risotto (without any cream!)

 

I highly suggest trying this recipe here & investing in some of my favorite quality kitchen essentials to get the job done…

oh and I threw in some sautéed shrimp since I didn’t have scallops on hand – it is a snow day over here!  Gotta work with what ya got 🙂

hope you are all enjoying this snow day with your loves!

 

 

x baci

 

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