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Smoked Pork Risotto

Discussion in 'Pork' started by cowgirl, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. cowgirl

    cowgirl Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member

    This is just another option for using smoked pork.
    I smoked a few extra cured porkchops when I did my jalapeno cornbread stuffed ones...


    heated my broth...

    sauteed minced onion, and garlic in olive oil, then added the smoked pork to flavor the oil...
    removed from the pan and added the rice...

    Sauteed the arborio rice in the flavored oil for 10 minutes, stirring constantly, then added 1 cup of white wine...

    added the broth 1/2 cup at a time stirring constantly until each addition was absorbed into the rice...

    when the risotto became creamy I stirred in the cheese..
    keeping with the smoke theme.. I added shredded smoked provolone and mozarella instead of the usual parmesan...

    returned my sauteed onion, garlic, smoked pork to the risotto..

    The creamy smoked pork risotto...
    It was tasty!

    Just another option for using extra smoked pork.

    Thanks for looking!

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  2. that looks great!!!!
  3. scarbelly

    scarbelly Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    I love risotto and yours looks incredible - I bet that smokey flavor was awesome

    Thanks for sharing
  4. cowgirl

    cowgirl Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Thanks guys! It was kinda tasty![​IMG]
  5. lcruzen

    lcruzen Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks really rich and tasty Jeanie, a good rib sticker!
  6. cowgirl

    cowgirl Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Hey Thanks Lou!  It's good to see ya! [​IMG]
  7. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    dangit that looks good, i love my rissoto!!!! thks for sharing this jeanie, woulda never thought of using smoked pork... hmmm now for some leftovers...   nice job as always[​IMG]
  8. cowgirl

    cowgirl Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Thank you E! It had a nice smokey flavor! [​IMG]   Thought my arm was going to fall off while stirring but it was worth the effort. lol
  9. nice   [​IMG]
  10. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member


    That dished up little meal looks so pretty, I wouldn't feel right about eating it.

    If you believe that, just try looking the other way for a second! [​IMG]

  11. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    as i started reading this reply from bear, before i got to 2nd line i was already thinking ya right... [​IMG]
  12. meateater

    meateater Legendary Pitmaster SMF Premier Member

    Cowgirl I love risotto, That's a, That's a, That's a beautiful plate. Sorry for the stuttering, I got excided .[​IMG]
  13. caveman

    caveman Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    That looks like an excellent meal Cowgirl.  As always, my drool bib was not available.
  14. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    As always, an excellent dish, Jeanie!  Thanks for the pics.  Made me hungry.[​IMG]
  15. walle

    walle Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Jeanie - dang girl, you had me and extra cured pork chop...

    This dish looks awesome as usual.

    I've always been a rice challenged guy... meaning I can't cook it i a pan for $!#T... ~ how much broth do you add?

    Thanks again for sharing!

  16. cowgirl

    cowgirl Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Thanks Wildflower! [​IMG]

    lol Thanks Bear!

    Thank you Meateater, Caveman and Keith!! It's good to see ya...

    Tracey, I used one quart of my home canned chicken stock. I just added as much as the risotto would hold 1/2 cup at a time and stirred it in.

    Probably took about 30 minutes.

    With the dishes you put out Tracey, I bet your rice is wonderful too!! [​IMG]

  17. peixegato

    peixegato Smoke Blower

    I love Risotto and that looks great!  I'm gonna have to smoke up some pork loin to try that out!  A couple of questions: 

    1. What is the green that I see in the Risotto?  Is that green onion?

    2. With the smokey flavor from the pork AND the provolone, I'd be worried that the smoke flavor might be overpowering.  Was there a really strong smokey flavor in your risotto?

    Have you ever tried using a 1/2 cup of Cognac instead of white wine at the beginning?  If you like the taste of Cognac, it provides a great flavor to the Risotto.  You have to be careful not to use too much though as it has a relatively strong taste.  I think the flavor would go very well with pork, especially if it is smoked pork.

    Man, so many things to try and so little time.  I wish I could figure out how to get paid a full salary to cook various meals for myself (and the family) every day.  That's the only way I see I could come close to trying them all [​IMG]
  18. walle

    walle Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Thank you!!  I'm going to give this a try.
  19. That looks absolutely fantastic!!! I can almost taste it... Almost... [​IMG]
  20. cowgirl

    cowgirl Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Thanks peixegato!

    The green was some green onions. The smokey flavor wasn't that strong. I added a small amount of provolone and stirred it in, then tasted before adding more. It was mild. :)

    I like the sound of cognac, thanks for the tip!! Good luck to you if you give it a try! [​IMG]

    I hope it turns out well for ya! [​IMG]

    Thank you Johnny! lol I would have shared... I made extra.. [​IMG]