Mantecato al Gorgonzola e Peperone
Why I Love This Recipe
Technically, when a Risotto recipe has any heavy cream added to it, it is not longer a Risotto but a Mantecato.
Ingredients You'll Need
1 cup Arborio rice
1 roasted red or yellow bell pepper, skinned and chopped
1 1/2 oz Gorgonzola
1 scallion chopped white and green part
1 clove garlic, Smashed with the flat of your knife
2 1/2 – 3 cups beef broth
Salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmagiano-Reggiano
2 TB Heavy Cream
1 T olive oil
2 TB unsalted butter
Sweat the scallion and the garlic in the oil and 1 TB butter, over a moderate flame, for a few minutes – until wilted and transparent, but not brown.
Add the chopped pepper and the rice, together with a pinch of salt and a grind or two of black pepper.
Cook Stirring constantly over medium heat for about 4 minutes; then remove the garlic.
Add the first ladle of broth and cook; stirring until broth is absorbed.
Continue in this manner until about half the broth has been used.
Add the gorgonzola to the pot; continue adding broth until the rice is al dente (Still a little firm in the middle)
Stir in the remaining 1 TB of butter, the Parmagiano-Reggiano, and the Heavy Cream.
Cover and let rest for 3 minutes before serving.