It’s Like A Meal, But Made In Just 30 Minutes

There is no greater resource than a well-stocked freezer. (Except maybe a well-stocked freezer working in harmony with an equally well-stocked pantry.) There are still a couple of quarts of frozen fish stock that I made a while back from a halibut skeleton, and the presence of a big bag of snow crab legs just above the stock containers got the wheels turning.

There was also a bag of a rice blend- long, short, and wild, about five varieties- left from I’m not sure what, but the amount was just right for the three of us. So I thawed the stock and made risotto. As the grains neared doneness, I steamed the legs in a little of the stock to thaw them, then poured that crabtastic goodness into the rice while I cut open the legs and cut the meat into small pieces. These I added just at the end, along with some frozen peas and a splash of yuzu juice. Parsley and scallions to finish.

Sweet, gently oceany, with a nice nutty bite from the rices- just the thing for a rainy November evening. Can I have a TV show now?

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8 Comments

  1. Zoomie
    November 15

    I would relish your TV show. Who can I call to request it?

  2. Julia
    November 15

    I like your style! Working with what you got (in the fridge, freezer, pantry, garden) is what it's all about!

  3. We Are Never Full
    November 16

    shit… you need to grow piggie t*ts and a fat ass and then, yes, you too can have a TV show. did i just make you throw up a little in your mouth? sorry. just sayin'.

  4. Brooke
    November 16

    Yes you can. Please replace the one already in existence. I hate that show with a passion, and your food actually looks edible.

  5. peter
    November 17

    Zoomie: Mmmmm… relish…

    Julia: Thanks for reading and commenting.

    Amy: Ew. Yes. And true. Boy, that asterisk really helped keep the decorum level elevated, btw.

    Brooke: If only I could. Seriously. Plus, I just got some awesome pleated jean shorts, so I'm ready.

  6. Julia
    November 18

    Just realized who you were talking about. I'm slow. And I guess I was thinking about the food instead of throwing up in my mouth. But at least now I know what piggie t*ts are.

  7. cook eat FRET
    November 18

    i need a freezer – a big one. it's a problem as the one have is full of jenny craig frozen dinners.

    ha…

    tv show. i can see it happening. even if you are a smug son of a bitch.

  8. peter
    November 20

    If I had a show I would totally have you all as guests.

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