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Cauliflower Risotto

Photo 01-01-09, 12 08 38 AMIngredients:

1C. Arborio rice
½ C. White wine
2C. Vegetable stock
2T. Parmesan – Romano (grated)
1T. Lemon Juice
3T. Olive oil
Saffron (optional)

Ingredients for Puree

1 Cauliflower head (minced)
1 Onion (chopped)
6-8 Basil leaves
1C. Water
3T. Butter
Salt & Pepper

Ingredients for Garnish

2T. Garlic (minced)
3T. Cauliflower (minced)
3T. Mushrooms (chopped)
2T. Red bell pepper (chopped)
2T. Green bell pepper (chopped)
2T. Spring onion (chopped)
1T. Olive oil

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Method:

Start with preparing the cauliflower puree. In a pan add the butter, basil leaves and onions. Once the onions start to sweat, stir in the cauliflower and season with salt & pepper. Cook the cauliflower on slow – medium heat without turning it brown. Add a cup of water if required. Once cooked properly let it sit for few minutes and puree using a blender. Set aside.

Take another pan and prepare for the garnish. Drizzle few drops of olive oil once heated add the garlic, spring onions, bell peppers, mushrooms and cauliflower. Saute for 6 – 7 minutes and reserve for later use.

Heat a flat pan on medium heat. Add some olive oil, once hot add the Arborio rice. Toast the rice till fragrant and then stir in the wine. Once the wine is absorbed add the vegetable stock. Keep on stirring to avoid sticking at the base. Also, you can add a dollop of butter to emulsify the rice. Add the lemon juice, cover and cook. Once the rice is almost done add the cauliflower puree and stir. This is the time when you will add the saffron, if using. Remove from the heat and add the grated cheese. Stir to mix the cheese evenly. Check for seasoning.

Pour some hot risotto in a plate, top it up with some prepared garnish and serve hot.

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Chicken Salad

Chicken salad

Ingredients:

4 Chicken breasts (cut into 1” pieces)
¼ C. Olive oil
½ C. Hung curd
3 Garlic cloves (minced)
2T. Tomato paste
1 Lemon (juiced)
1 Onion (cubed)
2 Red bell peppers (cubed)
Salad mix (lettuce, rocket, onions, tomatoes, carrot, cabbage)
Salt & pepper

Recipe:

In bowl prepare the marinade by mixing olive oil, lemon juice, hung curd, garlic, tomato paste, salt and pepper. Add the chicken pieces into the marinade and refrigerate for few hours.

Prepare the grill to cook the marinated chicken. On a skewer pierce a piece of bell pepper, onion and chicken. Repeat it again for all the skewers.

Grill the chicken for 5 minutes or until done from all the sides. Serve along with salad and the dressing of your choice.

Chicken salad

Tip: if using a bamboo skewers, soak it in water for 30 minutes to avoid charring.

Pasta with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

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Ingredients:

3 whole red bell peppers
Olive oil
1 onion (finely diced)
2 garlic cloves (minced)
¼C. Cream
Fresh herbs for garnish (finely minced)
Cheese for garnish (shaved or grated)
2C. Any pasta

 Recipe

Roast red peppers, peel the charred skins from the peppers, then run your knife along the inside to scrape out the seeds and puree.

Cook the pasta in boiling water untill al dente.

In a skillet, drizzle in olive oil. Add diced onions and garlic and cook until soft. Pour in pepper puree and stir together. Add salt and pepper according to taste.

Pour in cream and stir to combine. Taste and add more salt, if necessary. Add cooked pasta, and then stir together.

Place pasta into a bowl, top with chopped herbs & cheese.