Risotto with Black Tiger Prawns
Sorry for my lack of posts lately, I have been sick for some weeks and couldn't bare to be on a computer for a long time.
I am at the moment crazy about oils. As you might remember, I posted a recipe for Basil Infused Oil some weeks ago. So I have been experimenting using it in some recipes.
It is getting cold in Berlin and I always feel like "Italian" when I am sick. I had some Black Tiger Prawns at home and some risotto rice, and this is what I made with it:
Risotto with Black Tiger Prawns (2 pers)
4 big Black Tiger Prawns
150 gr Risotto Rice
1000 ml Broth (chicken or fish)
2 small Yellow onions or 3 shallots in small dices
2 Garlic cloves in small dices
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp Butter
50 gr Parmesan Cheese
50 ml Créme fraîche
1 tbsp Milk
1 tblsp Herb infused Oil
Salt and Pepper
In a pot, fry the Risotto, garlic and onions in olive oil until the risotto starts to look transparent. Start adding the broth little by little. Add some and let it cook while stirring. Repeat.
When it is done, take it away from the heat and add the butter and parmesan. Let it rest.
In a hot pan, fry the prawns about 30 seconds per side and add some salt and pepper. They will change color from black to orange. Take them off the heat.
On a bowl or little jar add the milk, créme fraîche with a bit of salt and the basil infused oil and mix well.
Serve the risotto with the prawns on top adding the basil & créme fraîche sauce around it and enjoy warm.
I used this beautiful dish and jar from Lov i Listed. They have beautiful handmade stuff made in Bornholm. I got the jar as a birthday gift from Torben and Susanne the people behind this amazing store.
We paired this dish with one of my favorite natural wines from Gut Oggau: Theodora.
FES - Turkish BBQ
When I think about turkish food in germany, the first thing that pops up in my mind is: Kebab, Döner or lahmacun. But when I heard there was a new place in town with turkish BBQ I had no idea what it expected us.
Last Friday I drove for Dinner to Kreuzberg with one of my dearest friends, Food Blogger and Photographer, Ailine. We decided to try out this new place we heard about.
FES was beautiful decorated: Brick walls, chalkboards and loads of "Fez" hanging on the walls. The guys working there were so warm and friendly, we felt almost at home.
Each table had its own grill. We checked the menu and went for the Humus, Pimentos and aubergines for the side orders. And for the meat? well we got 500 grs of mixed meat: Chicken tighs, chicken breast, leg of lamb, lamb saddle, black angus beef and lamb chop.
The idea is: BBQ your own meat! I was super hungry and has so much to talk (as always) that Ailine took care of the grilling. We couldn't finish the whole meal, way too much for two girls. We enjoyed an Ayran (turkish buttermilk) and some rose wine, and we had a blast.
It was glutenfree, with seating options - With grill - outside, good prices and friendly service. What else can you ask? We totally recommend it, and will go back very soon!
I am Andrea, or as my friends call me, Jinx. I am a foodie living in Berlin, eating my way through life. Here are my recipes, cooking events, dining experiences and more...