Wednesday, March 03, 2010
You are going to need a passport because this post is all over the planet. I have been making some lunches lately that rival any thing out there and the more the envelope gets pushed the more the results vary and improve. Who says you cant have Italian and Asian flavors on one plate? And if you want to get technical its just chicken and rice anyway.
I started the day before by soaking some morel mushrooms....
and marinating some chicken skewers. The chicken skewers were made from the ground chicken I mentioned in yesterdays post and the marinade was a delicious honey, soy and ginger concoction with sesame seeds - can you see the influence on this?
The mushrooms were then chopped up and they went into the risotto along with a chicken broth base and fresh thyme.
Risotto is so creamy on its own nothing else is really needed and the woodsy earthy flavor of the morel mushrooms made this a dish I wanted to - well - scarf!
The skewers were grilled and the risotto was plated with the steaming hot chicken and I threw my arms up in the air waiting for the judges decision.
Posted by Christo Gonzales at 3:29 PM