Preparation time: 15 minCooking time: 30 min
Persons: 4Difficulty: LowCost: Low
This Bacon and Apple Risotto is an original and tasty dish from the Italian region of Trentino-Alto Adige where the world-renowned Speck Alto Adige is produced. The combination of the sweet-sour apple and the savory bacon is a match made in heaven that keeps reinventing itself and this Bacon and Apple Risotto can be added to a long list of recipes for salads, pancakes, pies, fritters, burgers, sandwiches and omelets in which these two core ingredients have been brought together. This risotto will treat your palate to a delicate and unusual flavor when the sweetness of the apple is enhanced by the strong and salty taste of the bacon while the Parmesan cheese will add that creamy texture to it. Try not to lick your plate when you are done eating!
A more tender bacon can also be added with the finely chopped onion to melt in the butter before frying the rice while it is adviced to add a more mature bacon afterwards.
For a variety of this recipe add leek instead of onion to melt away in the butter.
Instead of using bacon you can change the recipe and add ham instead, as both ingredients match well with the fruity flavour of the apple.
You can also use walnuts in this Bacon and Apple Risotto or simply garnish the plates with them.