Stilton Risotto With Winter Squash, Sage & Walnuts

Preparation time: 10 Minutes

Cooking time: 40 Minutes

Serves time: 4

A sophisticated but easy dish, perfect for an informal supper with friends.

Ingredients

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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 50g walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 15g butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp freshly chopped sage
  • 400g arborio risotto rice
  • 1 litre vegetable stock, boiling
  • 225g winter squash, deseeded, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 75g Blue Stilton cheese
  • 4 sprigs fresh sage for garnish
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 3/4 oz walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 oz butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp freshly chopped sage
  • 14 oz arborio risotto rice
  • 34 fl oz vegetable stock, boiling
  • 8 oz winter squash, deseeded, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2 1/2 oz Blue Stilton cheese
  • 4 sprigs fresh sage for garnish

Method

  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a large saucepan, add half of the chopped walnuts and allow to brown. Spoon the nuts onto a plate and set aside.
  2. Add the butter, onions and chopped sage to the pan and soften for 6-8 minutes.
  3. Stir in the rice to absorb the cooking juices. Add the stock and the chopped squash, then simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes.
  4. Switch off the heat, crumble in the Stilton, add the remaining chopped walnuts, cover and allow to finish cooking in its own heat for 5 minutes.
  5. Serve each portion garnished with a sprig of fresh sage.

Virtual Beer and Cheese Pairing and Tasting Event

Join Siren Craft Brew and the Stilton Cheese Makers Association online on Wednesday 21st October at 7pm for an insightful pairing and tasting evening. You will receive a pack of 4 beers and 4 cheeses just before the event so you too can join in with the tasting and learn more about each beer and cheese and why their flavours go so well together.

The evening will be jointly hosted by Matt Lincoln from Siren Craft Brew and Kim Kettle, from the Stilton Cheese Makers Association and Long Clawson Dairy. They will use their expertise in their field to tell you a little more about each beer and cheese. This event is for all foodies and beer lovers, who want to expand their knowledge and have an evening of fun from the comfort of their own home.

Tickets are £25 per person which includes the four different cheeses and beers to taste. You will be sent a zoom link to join in with the evening of and entertainment, which lasts approximately 45mins to 1 hour.

Tickets Tastings are for over 18s only.