Riso rosso Ermes
Red rice with smoked salmon
Wholemeal brown rice are not normally associated with gourmet food, but this version of red rice with smoked salmon achieves the perfect synthesis.
On a recent blog trip to Piedmonts #Terredelriso we were introduced to Davide Bonato from Ristorante Massimo in Trino, who had accepted the challenge of creating a gourmet dinner with rice in every dish. The starter was wholemeal reddish brown rice mixed with tomatoes, capers and anchovies and topped with smoked salmon. An absolute delicacy. Here is how I think it was done:
Boil the rice for about 30 minutes until tender.
Chop capers, anchovies, dried and fresh tomatoes and fry them gently in a little olive oil.
Add the rice and grated orange zest and mix all the ingredients well.
Mix the smoked salmon with chopped chives and chive flowers.
Press the rice mixed with capers, anchovies and tomatoes into shape with a ring mold.
Remove the mold and top with salmon and chives.
Serve with a sauce of blended carrot boiled with thyme.
We were invited to Ristorante Massimo by Biteg – Borsa internazionale del turismo enogastronomico
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