Spinach risotto is certainly not the first combination that comes to your mind when you think about risotto, but you’ll be surprised of its deliciousness if you try it once! As I had to finish emptying my fridge before going to Italy tomorrow for my much deserved holidays, I thought to use my fresh spinach to do something simple but nice, not long to prepare but also comfortable. For your info, I also had some mozzarella bites, black olives, tomatoes and capers and I granted myself a nice aperitivo before eating this risotto on my terrace. I am so happy tomorrow I can finally go home for some time, enjoy the beach, the family and some time off from work, far from the office for a while 🙂
Swiss chard, spinach, bacon, or better, pancetta: these are the main ingredients of this savory pie. Yes, go look into your fridge, cause you might have all of ’em already at your disposal. If it’s the case, then this is a glorious day for you, cause you could be even still on time to prepare it for this Easter.
I know I am posting this maybe a little too late for Easter, but I have been in bed with flu and that’s why I am not as ready as my blogging colleagues. I have seen them, in the last days, preparing impressive dishes I was eating with my eyes, while I was pale and a little bit yellowish, rolling myself in bed (go check this pastiera, please). I’ll try to make it up to you now with this humble, yet glorious 2 layers pie crust, so packed with nutrients you’ll feel like running the Marathon after eating it! The original name is Erbazzone (meaning “herbs pie”). (more…)