Tuesday 25 March 2008

Heston Blumenthal's Garlic Wine - How to make your risotto sparkle

This little tip comes courtesy of Heston Blumenthal first cookbook - Family Food: A New Approach to Cooking which is full of really easy recipes (and not like the next two which are great, but you really do need at least 72 hours for each recipe)

All you need to is :

  1. Take one bottle of white wine - ideally one that you've been given and which you have no desire to drink as its probably cost no more than £3.
  2. Pour into a pan and add 10 crushed cloves of garlic. If you don't have garlic press, I recommend the Easy Peel Garlic Press from Lakeland.
  3. Add half a teaspoon of crushed peppercorns
  4. Add a handful of chopped herbs such rosemary or thyme
  5. Boil for 5 minutes and let cool
  6. Store in an airtight container such as the original wine bottle with a Wine bottle stopper
Strain before use and use where you normally would use white wine in dish

Note: Don't try tasting it raw unless you really love Garlic! The flavour works really well in the dish as it time to mingle with the other ingredients

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