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I bought one and I don't know what to do with it.  I've never bought this cut before and I was originally seeking a piece of bottom round for a pot roast.  The butcher said this cut is more tender than the chuck roast.  Is it good for a long slow braise?
Lent began on Monday.  This was a simple lentil soup with lagana which is an unlevened bread.
This was Valentine's Dinner     
Mushroom risotto - a house favorite.  I started off by rehydrating some chanterelle and porcini.  The stock from these went into the risotto of course, as well as did the rehydrated mushrooms after I chopped them finely.   In a pan I sauteed the button mushrooms with olive oil and thyme.  As you can see they create a nice fond which adds further flavor to the dish.  I remove the mushrooms and start with the risotto.  Finely chopped onion, toasted the rice, vermouth,...
@Hayden that is so beautiful!
 A lot can be done with these humble ingredients.  When you describe it like that it sounds awful but this is a weekly meal for me.  Ok sometimes the rice is farro or white rice with butter and the veggies might be roasted but don't knock it, it's simple good healthy food that hits the spot! @Rick Alan I'm out of the weeds!
That looks like a mighty high price for trimmings.
No no no no. Risotto is made with short grain rice such as arborio, this is very important. Risotto technique is very specific and results in a creamy slightly runny thick porridge like consistency. You absolutely positively do not use a rice cooker or pressure cooker!I'm sure there are loads of tutorials on YouTube on how to make risotto. This here is a very basic and very good basic technique for risotto...
More likely the pan will get ruined if you scratch the surface, especially if it's nonstick. Or it's likely that the bacon will tear if you use scissors. I don't think the scissors will get ruined. But I wouldn't use them. Tongs are better. I'd be more concerned that there's a random old woman hiding in your kitchen lol. Does she work there because that sounds totally random.
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