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Risotto with Radicchio and Baccala300g Carnaroli or other risotto rice
250g Pre-soaked stockfish
200g radicchio Trevisana
2 shallots, minced
1 bottle Gewürztraminer wine
1 1/2 - 2 liters vegetable broth (can use boullion)
Even though it has already been soaked, boil the stockfish gently for about an hour in enough vegetable broth to cover, then drain it and take off all the skin, take out all the bones, and break it in to bite sized pieces.
Wash the radicchio, then cut it lengthwise into thin strips. Melt 2 tsp of butter in a wide pan and wilt the radicchio for a few minutes.
In a sauce pan, heat the olive oil, then saute half the shallot. When it is soft, add in the boiled stockfish and cover it with most of the wine, reserving a 1/2 cup and a nice glass for the cook. Cook uncovered over medium heat. When the wine has reduced by 90%, add in the radicchio and salt and pepper to taste. The saltiness of the stockfish will vary significantly, so be thoughtful here!
While the wine is reducing on the fish, make the risotto: heat 4 or 5 cups of the vegetable broth in a separate pan. In your risotto pan, heat some olive oil, and soften the rest of the shallot over medium high heat. Add in the rice and stir until well coated and translucent at the ends of the grains. Add ½ cup of the remaining wine, cook down well, and proceed to make the risotto by adding the hot broth, ½ cup at a time, stirring often and waiting until the broth is incorporated before adding more broth. When the rice is done, soft but still a bit al dente (about 18 minutes), add a tablespoon or two of butter and a good handful of grated Parmigiano. If the rice firms up with the addition of the cheese, add another bit of broth. Top the rice with the stockfish/radicchio combination – eccolo!
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