recipe comes from Jonathan
File. A newcomer
to the world of celebrity chefs, talented Jonathan
is a name to remember! He has cooked for the Royal
family and stars from stage and screen, and at
only 29 is now pioneering his innovative ideas
as Executive Head Chef at the magnificent award
winning Crewe Hall Hotel in Cheshire.
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this delicious starter can be prepared fairly
quickly for best results you may want to plan
Arborio Risotto Rice
100g Sun Blushed Tomatoes
100g Roasted Artichoke Bottoms
50g Finely Grated Parmesan Cheese
100ml Double Cream
20g Unsalted Butter
25g White Sugar
This may be done in advance if
the rice in plenty of lightly salted boiling
water for approximately 12 minutes or until
it is just firm to the 'bite' (al dente)
the tomatoes and artichokes in to rough 1 cm
a Parmesan crisp by sprinkling haf the cheese
in to in to four 5 cm circles on a baking sheet,
grill for around 20 seconds until golden brown.
Allow to cool and the cheese will have set to
the Balsamic Vinegar to the boil, add the sugar
and reduce by two thirds. Allow to cool. The
vinegar will have the consistency of syrup.
a thick bottomed sauté pan and add a
little of the butter, fry off the tomatoes and
artichokes to heat them through and colour them
the double cream, bring to the boil and reduce
the cooked risotto rice and heat through thoroughly,
stirring at all times. Add the remaining Parmesan
or rip the three or four large basil leaves
in to the pan.
the seasoning and adjust with salt, pepper and
Parmesan as necessary.
a metal ring with the risotto and smooth the
top, remove the ring.
with salad leaves, Parmesan crisp and a single
sun blushed tomato petal.
a few drops of Balsamic Syrup around to finish.