Sunday, August 23, 2009

Two Things Challenge - Cause/Effect

Cooking with wine can be tricky - Cause/Effect

You must sample the newly opened bottle of wine to make certain it will compliment the entree you are preparing. Otherwise you risk ruining the entree with a corked bottle of wine. The home chef has a recipe of 2 to 1 when cooking with wine. For every one cup of wine in the recipe, the home cook gets two cups.

Risotto, one of my favorite dishes, has layers of flavors and aromas. The first aroma is melting butter sauteing diced onions. Following is the aborio rice and and dry white wine. The wine sizzles when it hits the hot pan burning off the alcohol leaving a wonderful aroma of the wine.

Chicken broth is next added slowly with a lovely poultry aroma. The risotto begins to build a creamy texture as the starches break down and cling together. Added flavor of Kosher salt, fresh cracked pepper and the ultimate creme de la creme, freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano.

For the chicken, rub with olive oil, salt, pepper, and add the pleasing aromas of rodemart, thymeand oregano. Fry in olive oil, butter and white wine. Too much wine was consumed, I forgot to add the Saffron in the risotto.

Cause and Effect. For every cause, there is an effect. More ingredients, layers of flavor. too much wine, forgetting the saffron. Preparing this post and reading this post, hunger beyond comprehension.

Buon Appetito

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  1. And, now I fear you have made the rest of us hungry too!! Love this post!

  2. Yummy! You rose to the challenge :)

  3. Yum! I'll take some even without the saffron. Cause: too much wine. Effect: happy chef!

  4. Good grief that sounds fantastic and I'm with you on the vin for the cook ratio. Looks scrumptious.

  5. Looks like a delicious effect! Hey, are we Twin Cities CDP bloggers going to get together soon?