I love cooking, for sure. Lately it’s been hard because I’ve been trying a food allergy elimination diet so there’s a lot of stuff I can’t eat right now (egg, dairy, chicken, beef). As you can imagine, there’s not a whole lot I can cook that tastes good without those, as they are the base for almost every meal.
So I’ve been learning to cook with a lot of restrictions but still try to make things delicious.
Last night I tried my hand at making a risotto with scallops.
For the risotto: I used Arborio rice, vegetable stock, cipollini onions, olive oil, and a mushroom reduction. I mixed in some separately cooked broccoli and mushrooms to try to be a little healthy
For the scallops: Just salt and pepper, cooked in a little olive oil and some bacon fat for flavour.
Toppings: Just a little crumbled bacon, and a sauce made from basil, garlic, and onions and lemon juice (similar to a pesto).
All in all I think it turned out delicious. The plating is a bit ridiculous… a TOWER OF FOOD! Haha. But It was still fun to make.
Do you have any recipes to share that have to deal with food restrictions?