Friday, January 13, 2012
The Family Meal: Meal 7 - Saffron Risotto with Mushrooms, Catalan Style Turkey, Yogurt Foam with Strawberries
I've never had turkey outside of a Thanksgiving meal (I know, I'm so sheltered), so this menu was an eye-opener. I'd prolonged making it as long as possible before the turkey legs were going to spoil since I'm not a big fan of raisins, and especially not a fan of prunes. Yeah, yeah, they're called dried plums now, but only because they had such a bad reputation as prunes that they had to do something drastic. They're still the things old ladies eat.
The turkey legs were easy enough to find at Central Market, but they come prepackaged in sets of three. So I had to make 1.5 times the recipe. But that also meant 1.5 times the yummy goodness. Plus, I don't think 2 legs is enough for 2 people, especially if one of those people is a large male. The risotto rice came from the bulk bins at Central Market, and the saffron was in a little plastic box on the spice aisle. I got shiitake mushrooms for the top of the risotto since the locust hordes apparently bought all the cremini mushrooms before I got to the grocery store, and the produce crew was still recovering from the onslaught. Never seen vino rancio anywhere, so I took the suggestion of substituting sherry. Plus, I don't use anything that probably shares the same Latin root with the word rancid.