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Mar 6, 2009 09:15 AM

Having a heat wave

We've gone from a foot of snow 2 weeks ago to 72 F. today. What is on your dinner menu? I'm thinking about firing up the grill tonight. I have to make a risotto as practice on a new electronic pressure cooker for a class I am conducting tomorrow, so maybe a steak to go with and that Ottolenghi cucumber salad with peppers and poppy seeds.

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  1. Didn't know a presure cooker was an "exceptable" way of making risotto, can you share?
    Thanks - Tim

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    1. re: TimCarroll


      2 tbs. olive oikl
      1/4 C. diced onion
      1 C Arborio or Carnaroli rice
      2 C. chicken broth
      1/4 C. white wine
      1 tsp. saffron
      1/4 C, grated parm. cheese
      1 Tbs. freshly minced parsley

      Saute onion and rice in the olive oil until the onion is translucent. Add the stock and wine and saffron. Close the pressure cooker and cook on high for 7-10 minutes (if you are using an electronic pressure cooker that can only reach 9 psi instead of the4 sotve top models that can reach 15 psi you will need the extra 3 minutes). Then release the pressure stir in the cheese and parsley and serve.

      I just took a bread pudding that makes it's own caramel sauce off of the heat using my stove top cooker. That took me with prep about 35 mins. start to finish.

    2. No heat wave here. I'm getting a bit tired of wearing two layers of clothing just to maintain some degree of personal comfort.
      So we'll be doing Chicken/Pork Adobo with rice and a chopped broccoli/bacon salad and apricot clafoutis for dessert.

      1. we're in Southern california. We are having grilled tuna steaks with blood oranges and watercress salad. I might slice that up and make it in to tacos... not sure if that's a good idea since tuna is a pretty sturdy fish...

        what do you guys think?

        happy friday!

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        1. re: jeniyo

          Tuna, blood orange and watercress tacos? OMG; you can't be serious.

        2. Roast chicken with a sauce of some kind. Was looking for inspiration around the ch threads really. Really just want that and a beautiful salad.

            1. re: Sam Fujisaka

              That is about perfect. What I really hate are Indiana summers. Hot, hot, hot and steamy sticky.