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Friday, August 13, 2010

Rosemary Chicken, Radish and Mascarpone Risotto Recipe

Welcome friends to Natasha In Oz! Thanks for visiting me in my little corner of the world Down Under!

I have been reading a lot about Italian food lately and the latest issue of Good Taste Magazine has a feature about La nuova cucina, the new cuisine, where traditional ingredients are used with new, different and fresh combinations to create delicious and modern Italian fare.

Rosemary chicken, Radish and mascarpone risotto recipe, Natasha in Oz

One recipe that is featured in this expose is for

Rosemary chicken with mascarpone risotto.


Rosemary chicken, Radish and mascarpone risotto recipe Natasha in Oz


To make Rosemary Chicken, Radish and Mascarpone Risotto, you will need: 

80ml/1/3 cup olive oil,
11/2 tbs chopped fresh rosemary,
4 (about 150g each) chicken breast fillets,
1.25L /about 5 cups chicken stock,
1 brown onion, finely chopped,
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped,
330g (11/2 cups) arborio rice,
125ml (1/2 cup) vermouth (I didn't have any so I used white wine),
85g (1/3 cup) mascarpone,
40g (1/2 cup) finely grated parmesan
some chopped fresh chives


Rosemary chicken, Radish and mascarpone risotto recipe, Natasha in Oz, Parmesan Cheese 

and, the star of the show, 6 (about 150g) radishes, trimmed, cut into thin matchsticks

Rosemary chicken, Radish and mascarpone risotto recipe, Natasha in Oz, radish image


Rosemary chicken, Radish and mascarpone risotto recipe, Radish image, Natasha in Oz


Rosemary chicken, Radish and mascarpone risotto recipe, Radish, Natasha in Oz

1. Combine 60ml (1/4 cup) oil and the rosemary with the chicken and season with salt and pepper and place in a ziplock bag. Refrigerate until ready.

Rosemary chicken, Radish and mascarpone risotto recipe, Natasha in Oz

2. Bring the stock just to the boil in a large saucepan. Reduce heat and hold at a gentle simmer.

3. Heat remaining oil in a heavy-based stockpot over medium heat. Cook the onion and garlic, stirring, for 5 minutes or until soft and transulcent.

Rosemary chicken, Radish and mascarpone risotto recipe, Onions

Add the rice and cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until the grains appear slightly glassy.

Rosemary chicken, Radish and mascarpone risotto recipe, Natasha in Oz

4. Add vermouth/alcohol if using to the rice mixture and cook, stirring, until the liquid is absorbed. Add a ladleful (about 125ml/1/2 cup) of simmering stock to the rice mixture and stir with a wooden spoon until liquid is absorbed. Add stock, a ladleful at a time, stirring constantly and allowing the liquid to be absorbed before adding the next ladleful. Continue for 18 minutes or until the rice is tender yet firm to the bite and the risotto is creamy.

Rosemary chicken, Radish and mascarpone risotto recipe, Natasha in Oz

Stir in the mascarpone and two-thirds of the parmesan. Cover. Set aside for 2 minutes.

5. Meanwhile, heat a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook chicken for 5 minutes each side or until cooked through. Transfer to a plate and cover with foil. Set aside for 5 minutes to rest. Thickly slice diagonally.

6. Stir the radish and chives into the risotto.

Rosemary chicken, Radish and mascarpone risotto recipe, Natasha in Oz


Rosemary chicken, Radish and mascarpone risotto recipe, Natasha in Oz

Finally, divide among serving plates. Sprinkle with the remaining parmesan. Top with the chicken.

Rosemary chicken, Radish and mascarpone risotto recipe, Natasha in Oz
You don't have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces - just good food from fresh ingredients. Julia Child (1912 - 2004) 

Now, I have to tell you that my sweet hubby is not normally a fan of risotto but he loved this recipe and ate everything on his plate (I know Mum....can you believe it!!!) so, please do give this recipe a try as I am sure you will love it!

Thank you so much for visiting me today my dear friends and I hope that I will see you on Tuesday for another #TuesdayTune If you want here a gorgeous Italian singing a gorgeous Song just click here!

I am now off to go and eat the leftovers for lunch!

Best wishes and happy weekend,

 Natasha In Oz 
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29 comments:

  1. MMMMMMMMM any left overs??? Lol Hi Darl! How've u been? Hope well! This looks delish!

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  2. La nuova cucina? Huh, never heard of it. But that recipe looks great, I will definitely have to try it!

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  3. Interesting to see how the Australians view Italian cuisine Natasha.

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  4. That looks so rich and creamy ... :) And I love the little pink flecks from the radishes, which I would never have thought to put in risotto!

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  5. This looks interestingly good. I've not ever cooked radishes before, only eaten then raw. Thanks for visiting my blog, you have a lovely blog ;)

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  6. Oh. My. Goodness. That has me hungry and it is 9am! I wish we had Mascarpone Cheese in our grocery stores around here, I'd so have to try this. I might be on the hunt for the cheese just to try it!

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  7. This recipe looks great. I've never known how to use radishes in anything besides a salad. Adding them to risotto sounds (and looks) very good.

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  8. My stomach is grumbling just looking at these photos! Looks delicious!

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  9. Wauwwwww....that looks very very yammie yammie......i wish i could taste it.....happy weekend darling.....hugs from me...Ria....

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  10. What a beautiful dish! It looks just delicious, and I love that there are radishes in it.

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  11. Dear Natasha,Arborio is good for soups not for risotto, try Carnaroli, is the best ...kisses

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  12. Risotto--hard to beat it, and this recipe looks incredible. Hope to try it sometime soon.

    Happy weekend,
    Debi

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  13. All I need is to get my fork, that really looks delicious.
    Mimi

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  14. Wish I could make risotto that turns out looking as good as yours! I'm curious to know what radishes taste like in it. I'll have to give it a try! Thanks for tryingl

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  15. Beautiful dish! Love the flavors.

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  16. Wow this looks wonderful! I love risotta but have never added in mascarpone! I can't wait to give it a try. Thanks so much for the yummy recipe!
    Stopping by from Tatertots & Jello!

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  17. Risotto, Marscarpone and Parmesan cheese, chicken and rosemary, what's not to love here? This looks absolutely delicious! I've been using my pressure cooker to cook risotto and it turns out wonderfully well without all the stirring. Thanks for a recipe I look forward to trying!

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  18. Yummooo, I have never cooked radishes before. That looks so interesting. Thanks

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  19. Bonjour Natasha,
    This looks delicious. The marscapone Risotta is making my mouth water - oof the check the fridge for chicken. Thank you so much for posting the button for Belle Inspiration, it is very much appreciated my friend!

    Bon week-end,
    Mimi

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  20. Yum! That looks really good. I think everyone in my house would eat it up.

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  21. This looks delicious, but right now that's besides the point. Natasha, I'd like to thank you for your supportive and kind words on my blog. They really have helped and - along with others - seen me through a difficult time. Thanks for being like a friend on the other side of the world, I really appreciate and value it. Love from London, Carole xo

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  22. Hello my friend, thank you for sharing - this looks divine! Radishes in risotto - never thought of that combination! Yum - I'll be trying this soon!

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  23. Oh darling, this dish looks so yummy, when are we coming for dinner?

    lOVE YOU,

    mUM XOXOXOX

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  24. I am off to try this, looks interesting, I just adore radishes, never tried cooking them before.

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  25. This sounds delicious! I love all the ingredients...the radishes are an interesting ingredient for risotto. I will try this one, thanks!

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  26. Natasha, at a guess Shamrock is your Mum. I keep meaning to ask you how did she enjoy her trip to Italy?

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  27. Italian Food is by far my favorite...the risotto looks heavenly. You have the best recipe posts..always so detailed.

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  28. I see my face right above! Thanks for linking this up...because I needed a reminder to try this. I copied it when I first saw it and then (as usual) went back to my old boring ways, but I must try it!

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