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Mint and lemon scented risotto recipe – Italian cuisine reinvented by Gordon Ramsay

Mint and lemon scented risotto recipe

Loved by adults and children alike, the resolved it is a dessert widespread throughout the world and also much loved in Italy, especially in the North where there is also a savory version – rice pudding.

Very easy to make, it’s a real treat and lends itself to many variations. It can be enjoyed hot or cold and enriched with many ingredients.

Which rice to use for risolatte?

For greater creaminess and consistency of the grains, to prepare risolatte it is preferable to choose risotto varieties such as carnaroli or arborio. Instead, avoid rices with long grains or brown rice, which generally remains too hard under the teeth and loses little friend, a fundamental component for making the dessert creamy.

Risolatte: some variations to try

Rice, milk and sugar, and then? Try our recipe with mint and lemon but not only that. You can also add to your risotto:

  • cinnamon
  • dark chocolate
  • cocoa
  • Orange juice
  • vanilla

Finally, have fun garnishing with chopped dried fruit, fresh fruit, honey or whatever you like best.

Coffee scented chocolate mousse recipe – Italian Cuisine

Coffee scented chocolate mousse recipe

  • 450 g fresh cream
  • 150 g dark chocolate 75%
  • 40 g sugar
  • 6 yolks
  • coffee beans

Chop the chocolate and collect it in a bowl.
Prepare an English cream: heat 150 g of cream with the coffee beans. When it boils, pour it, filtering it on the egg yolks beaten with sugar. Return the mixture to the heat and cook until it reaches 82 ° C or a creamy consistency that barely veils the spoon.
Pour the hot cream on the chopped chocolate and mix until melted, obtaining a shiny mixture.
Mounted cream 300 g of cream and add it to the egg and chocolate mixture, stirring gently.
Pour the mousse in the cups and put it in the fridge for at least 2 hours.

Mussels scented with aromatic herbs – Italian Cuisine

Mussels scented with aromatic herbs

They are prepared in no time and are perfect if served on toasted bread for an aperitif or as a sauce for a plate of spaghetti

The mussels are considered i clams less valuable, but their pulp fleshy and tasty makes them a perfect ingredient to prepare in many ways, starting from a spaghetti sauce, or filled for a tantalizing finger food or even stewed with aromatic herbs, like the recipe we offer you. Mussels are sold all year round, but the best time to consume them is from May to September, when they release their maximum flavor.

How to clean mussels

When buying mussels, make sure they are whole, with the shell well closed and shiny. Above all they must not emit a bad smell, indeed they must smell of the sea! Eliminate all open ones or with the broken shell, then, for clean the mussels, take them one by one and with a small knife, scrape the surface of the valves, removing all the incrustations and the byssus, that protein filament with which mussels attach to the rock. Rinse them under running water and let them open by putting them in a pot with a lid and cooking them for 5 minutes. Once opened, filter the cooking liquid that you can use for your recipe.

The recipe of mussels with aromatic herbs


1 kg of mussels, 300 g cherry tomatoes, 1 onion, 4 sprigs of fresh thyme, 3 tufts of mint, parsley, 1 sachet of saffron powder, 2 dl dry white wine, extra virgin olive oil, salt.


Clean the mussels and then let them open on high heat and covered in a pan with 1 dl of wine. Remove the cooking liquid and the shells left closed, shell the mussels open and put them in a bowl with the thyme leaves and the coarsely chopped mint and parsley. Keep some with the shell if you prefer. Cut the tomatoes into small pieces. In a pan fry the thinly sliced ​​onion with two tablespoons of oil. When it is golden brown it with the remaining wine. Then add the cherry tomatoes, half a bag of saffron, salt, mix and cook for 10 minutes, until the sauce is thickened. Add the remaining saffron and mussels, mix and remove from the heat. Serve the mussels with the aromatic herbs accompanied with slices of toasted homemade bread.

In the tutorial some more tips for cooking mussels

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