For February’s Ina Friday, we are all making main course dishes. I had been wanting to try out a saffron risoto with butternut squash for quite some time. On my previous attempts at making a great Risotto, I always ended up with a good Risotto. Very Good – but not great. So the idea had been on the back burner. I wanted to make a really great one and so I waited for the perfect moment to arrive.
While deciding what to make for this month’s Ina Friday, I chanced upon the recipe for saffron risotto with butternut squash by Ina. It was the aha moment. Since I have turned vegetarian these days (to some people’s disappointment), I had to make a few changes to the original recipe and wasn’t completely sure that leaving out the pancetta from the original recipe was not going to be the greatest mistake. After all everything’s better with bacon. Since the recipe was calling out to me in its vegetarian form that had taken shape in my mind, I decided to go for it. And I’m glad I did.
The end result was a creamy, aromatic saffron butternut squash risotto and it was by far the best risotto I have ever made. Once again Ina’s recipe did not disappoint, even though I made a lot of changes to the original recipe, it still turned out amazing.
I am dedicating this post in memory of our Blogger friend Chaya’s daughter. I did not know her personally, but I got to know her through Chaya and her touching post about her daughter’s passing. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you, Chaya. We are here for you.
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