Thursday, 18 July 2013

Risi e Bisi - a taste of Venice

I have chosen this traditional Venetian dish, because right now you still get fresh sweet peas here on the market. The history of this dish is that it was served to the Doge on April the 25th, which is the celebration day of St. Mark, the patron of Venice.


ingredients:
400g fresh sweet peas including the shell
125g risotto rice
25g pancetta (bacon)
30g butter
1 small onion
parsley
grated parmesan cheese
salt & pepper

preparation:
1. shell the peas and save the pods
2. boil the pods in 1l water for half an hour, then remove the pods and save the stock for later. Keep it warm!
3. chop the onion and the bacon and fry it together with half of the butter until the onions become transparent and the bacon solves.
4. add the peas and two ladles of hot stock.
5. cook for 5 minutes, then add the rice and more of the stock to cover the rice.
6. stir and add liquid until the rice is nearly cooked.
7. take of the heat and add the parsley, flavor with salt & pepper, add the rest of the butter and the grated cheese.
8. mix and cover it for a view minutes before serving.

Enjoy!



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