Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Red Wine Riotto and Harissa Roast Chicken

I had half a bottle of red wine and some Japenease rice and apparntly you can use Japenease rice as a replacement for aborio risotto rice and it worked like a dream. I made risotto in the same way you always do with the butter and the wine and the stock, I roasted a whole chicken smothered in Harissa paste and olive oil with some whole onions thrown in in the roasting tin. I added the sticky sweet onions to the risotto and sliced the breast off the chicken, placed it on top of the risotto with some rocket and it was some kind of food porngasm....

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My amazing camera skills you all know and love perfectly shown in this photo

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My two lovely harissa covered roast chicken breasts that I used my self trained knife skills to remove from the roasted bird(please note the hint of sarcasm here)

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A photo that isn't blurry, there is hope for me yet

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8 comments:

  1. Hello, I'm your newest Follower and this looks delicious! I just had beet risotto last week and it was amazing! What is harissa paste? I've never heard of it. Please stop by when you have a moment, we love company!

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  2. Hello! It's always lovely to have a new follower and to answer your question 'Harisa' is a kind of chilli paste from Tunisia that mainly gets eaten in North Africa. It's great from marinating meat in and roasted or BBQ'ing but can be used for many others things to. And of course I will be stopping by right now infact.

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  3. Holy foodgasm! That chicken looks amazing.

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  4. I'm a big fan of risotto and have yet to try some red wine in it. You gave me an idea for this weekend, thanks The presentation is nice and looks delicious, very colorful.

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  5. Holy foodgasm indeed batman!!!! It was my first time trying it with red wine and it worked really well, you should try it for sure!!

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  6. I've made beetroot risotto, but now am curiosu about the red wine risotto. I will sure give it a go as it really intrigues me, thanks for sharing.

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  7. I have to say that useing red wine gives a far stronger taste and it was lovely but I think white wine would be my prefered choice!! I also used a cheap red wine and think that may have had an effect.

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