Took the inspiration for tonight's dinner from the Putenesca sauce.
Stole the name from Nigella. That’s what she calls the Famous Pasta Dish
Pasta Putenesca is attributed to the Poor Local Working Girls.
Their need for a quick meal into between jobs.
Just like this, quick as a flash and you have dinner!
This is a pantry, fridge and Freezer Dinner.
I’m also extolling the virtues of some products, that I bought from the Food Show.
Olivado’s Infused Avocado Oils.
The Chili Oil has a great kick, I love it
And the Rosemary, a little more gentle but an excellent aroma and taste.
Also I bought some 'Gourmet Food Specialties' products
These Kalamata Olives in Balsamic are as GOldilocks Said "just right".
I used it in this Risotto for that final taste.
This is a great dish
So here we go
2 tablespoons Olivado Chili Infused Avocado oil
1 red onion finely chopped
1 cup Arborio rice
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
3 filets anchovies finely chopped
1 tablespoon capers chopped
1 tablespoon dried oregano
100 mls white wine
1 can cherry tomatoes Whizzed up in blender
Water enough to make 2 /12 cups tomato stock
1 teaspoon sugar
Prawns roasted in oven in Olivado Rosemary oil (as many as you like)
Salt and freshly ground black freshly ground black pepper
Zest of 1 lemon
Method for Prawns
Toss prawns on an oven tray in oil, salt and freshly ground black pepper
Cook at 210C for exactly 6 minutes
Sprinkle with lemon zest and set aside
1 tbs balsamic dressing
1 tbs butter
Place Chili oil in risotto pan over med heat
Add red onion and cook till soft
Add rice and stir till covered in the oil
Add anchovies, capers, garlic and oregano
Stir well and let the rice toast a little
Add white wine and reduce
When wine has reduced, start adding the hot stock, a ladleful at a time
When it has been absorbed add another and keep stirring after each addition
Keep on adding till the rice has developed an al dente texture
Add another ladleful of hot stock
Add tablespoon of butter
Stir well, this gives the finished risotto a nice sheen.
Taste and add seasoning if you need it.
It may need a little salt
And a good grind of Freshly Ground Black Pepper
Add Olives, Cooked Prawns and
Just before serving drizzle over some of the Balsamic dressing