Monday, October 25, 2010

Chive Risotto Cakes and Roasted Pears

More success with the Barefoot Contessa! Everything I've made from her cookbooks has been delicious and the two dishes below are no exception.

Chive Risotto Cakes.
This dish takes a little planning since you want the mixture to sit in the fridge for a while so I prepped everything the night before. These were cheesey and oh so yummy. I love fontina cheese. It always melts perfectly. The chives could easily be substituted for another herb, but I really liked the onion flavor.

I wanted something a little sweet to go with the risotto cakes, so I decided to try her Roasted Pears. I didn't have any port so I used red wine instead and walnuts for the pecans. Other than that, I stuck with the recipe and it was great.

Do you have a favorite Barefoot Contessa recipe I should try?


  1. Oh wow. What an interesting combination - looks so tasty! I love Ina and make her Moroccan couscous all the time. You can find it on the Food Network site or on my blog if you google couscous. Have a great day!

  2. wow this looks so good!!! Definitely need to make this!


  3. i absolutely adore this... i might have to steal the risotto recipe ! :-)