Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Faux Works.

I needed something creamy, something cozy, warm and full of yum. I knew we had pork chops thawing in the fridge, so I quick started marinading them in a simple roasted red pepper, chopped tomatoes and shaved parmesan, s&p of course.. let that marinate for a few hours, meanwhile contemplating what creamy, cozy, cheesy..yes, cheesy vehicle I wanted to put my chops on.

I was thinking risotto.. but not only did I not have the proper ingredients, I've never attempted risotto, I've only had it once and was quickly transported to creamy, lofty heaven..

So I marched into my kitchen, determined to pull off a damn near risotto like pot with only jasmine rice in hand... well, my friends I'll never give my secrets away for this but with a little chicken stock, garlic, parmesan, soy milk and a few other ingredients later I pulled off what I ALMOST fooled my chef of a husband as risotto!

I will say no more, just feast your eyes....

grilled pork, fresh sage, rosemary and basil

prickly pinks from a local botanical garden.

wouldnt this be a beautiful entrance to a house?


Chef E said...

Oh man that is true 'food porn' and writing...I wish I had that right now...your stuff is so beautiful!

I left a shout out on my site tonight for you two!

girlichef said...

yum...so creamy and seductive...drooling now.

Tangled Noodle said...

Your jasmine risotto is awesome! I always have jasmine on hand (as a good Filipina should); with the clues you've left, I am determined to learn your secret. Mwahahaha!

- bcgw. said...

Ms. E - you're so awesome, thank you so much always for your wonderful comments, you make my day!

girli - oo, seductive, im using that! =P

tangled - girl, i will gladly share my secrets with you, its so worth it!