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Risotto with speck and our beer Bastola

preparation time: 30'. Recipe for 4 persons 02 Gennaio 2014

Risotto with speck and our beer Bastola

For this delicious risotto we thank “nonno Franco” and a special ingredient: Bastola, our strong red ale.


  • 1 bottle (33 cl) of Birra Flea "Bastola"
  • carnaroli rice (350 grams)
  • 1 white onion
  • mascarpone cheese (100 grams)
  • speck (150 grams)
  • 1 liter of vegetable broth
  • butter (30 grams)
  • 2 spoons of minced parsley
  • 3 spoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 2-3 spoons of parmesan cheese (to your liking)
  • freshly ground white pepper

Heat the butter in a saucepan with a spoon of oil, add the minced onion and let it sweat for some minutes.

Add the speck and wait for about 10/15 minutes until it is crispy.

Heat the remaining olive oil in another pot, add the rice and let it toast for a few minutes.

Add the beer gradually and let the rice absorb it, then add the broth gradually and let it be absorbed completely.

When half-cooked add onion, speck, freshly ground white pepper and, lastly, mascarpone cheese; add a pinch of salt, if necessary.

When the rice is almost done, take it off the heat and cream it with parmesan cheese and minced parsley.
Pair it with a glass of our beer “Bastola”.

In the picture: Wald plats, fabrics and cutlery: "Attimi di impronte" collection, hand-decorated Kergrès.


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