Blue Cheese Risotto and Toast Points topped with Roasted Garlic, Caramelized Onions, and Goat Cheese
- 8 ounces baby portobellos, sliced
- Butter, for sauteing. plus 2 tablespoons
- Olive oil, for sauteing
- 1/2 cup asparagus tips
- 1 medium Vidalia onion, small dice
- 12 ounces arborio rice
- 1 1/2 cups chicken stock
- 1 Bartlett pear, sliced, reserve a few slices, for garnish
- 12 ounces Wisconsin blue cheese
- Salt and freshly ground pepper
- Toast Points with Roasted Garlic, Caramelized Onions, and Goat Cheese, recipe follows
In a medium sized pan, saute mushrooms in butter and olive oil until they are tender. In a separate pan, saute asparagus tips in butter until they are tender. Set both aside.
In the same pan, saute onion in olive oil until they are tender and translucent. Add the risotto to the pan and stir constantly. While stirring, add 1 cup of chicken stock to the risotto. When the mixture begins to thicken, add 1/2 cup more of chicken stock. Continually stir the risotto while adding in the blue cheese, 2 tablespoons of butter, and pears. When the risotto reaches the desired consistency, add the mushrooms. Garnish with thin slices of pear and sauteed asparagus tips.
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Toast Points with Roasted Garlic, Caramelized Onions and Goat Cheese:
1 red onion, quartered
2 tablespoons butter
6 tablespoons dark brown sugar
8 large cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup chicken stock
8 ounces goat cheese
Fresh basil leaves, chopped, plus extra leaves for garnish
1 baguette, cut diagonally in 1/4-inch slices
Salt and freshly ground pepper
In a medium sized pan, saute onions in butter and brown sugar. Cook until the onions begin to caramelize.
In a separate pan, saute garlic cloves in olive oil until they become slightly tender, and then cover the garlic with chicken stock. Drain the liquid from the garlic and mash the cloves with the onions. Add cheese to the garlic and onion mixture and stir until the cheese melts. Finish the cheese spread with freshly chopped basil.
Brush baguette slices with melted butter on each side. In a large grill pan, toast the buttered baguette pieces over medium heat. Toast the bread until the pieces are browned and slightly crispy. Remove the toast points from the pan and spoon the cheese mixture on top of each piece. Garnish each point with a small basil leaf.
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Recipe courtesy of Michael Chiarello