Saturday, October 28, 2006

Bill Granger's Crab & Asparagus Risotto



In my attempt to try and eat healthier food (takeaway pizza and Nando's every day does not a healthy girl make!), I've been looking through my Bill Granger books. Last night, we had crab and asparagus risotto, from bills food. It is an ordinary risotto, with finely sliced asparagus, crab meat, lemon juice and lemon zest added at the end. I used twice the amount of asparagus that the recipe asks for, because I wanted to use it all up. I also used tinned crab (terrible, I know), which tasted fine, but broke down in the risotto, so you couldn’t see any pieces of crab. Next time, I’d probably try firm fresh crab, lobster, scallops or prawns – so that you’d be able to see in the finished dish.

It tasted great! It was so easy, but very luxurious at the same time. Definitely a keeper.

6 comments:

Lottie said...

Hi Sarah, your cooking is great :) Should learn some tips from you ;)

Tablespoon said...

Hi,

I work with Bill and will tell him about your risotto experience! I don't know which country you are in, but if you are in the UK, we just launched his latest book : Every Day.

Keep enjoying the cooking....and stay away from the take-away menus!

Belinda said...

Hi, Sarah! I know what you mean about too much take away. I have a tin of crab meat that has sat in the cupboard because it feels so wrong but hey, it's there to be used! (Did it taste OK?)

Sarah said...

Hey Belinda,

You're back!! Yay!

Yeah, the risotto tasted fine! The only problem was the texture (or lack thereof, lol).

Actually, I've found that tinned crab works really well in Nigella's linguine with chilli, crab and watercress (Forever Summer), so give it a go if you get a chance!

xox Sarah

markii said...

Fantastic recipe!! I shall have to give that one a go..

Anonymous said...

Tried Bill's Crab & Asparagus Risotto: added the lemon juice as instructed but only added a small amount of of lemon zest and quite frankly it could have been mistaken for lemon risotto! The crabmeat flavour was completely overpowered by the lemon which is disappointing to say the least when considering the price of crab meat.