Frog Legs Risotto
1 pound Arborio rice
4 Tablespoons shallots , finely chopped
2 garlic cloves , finely chopped
1 cup white wine
2 cups vegetable stock, kept hot on stove top
4 Tablespoons whipping cream
cup Parmesan cheese
1 Tablespoon Chlorophyll (see below)
4 Tablespoons olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add olive oil,
Arborio rice and stir. Add shallots and garlic and stir until
translucent. Add vegetable stock in ¾ cup increments until starches
develop and rice is cooked through. Finish risotto with whipped
cream and chlorophyll. Season with salt and pepper Parmesan cheese.
4 pieces fresh or frozen frogs legs
2 sprigs each of fresh thyme, rosemary and parsley
1 Tablespoon olive oil
cup white wine
cup vegetable stock
1 Tablespoon roasted garlic puree (see below)
clean Frog legs:
First remove individual legs from the saddle. Then remove calf
and drum meat and reserve for later. Gently pull thigh bone up
from meat. Cut bone so what is left resembles a little 'drumstick.'
Finally, chop herbs and add salt and pepper. Season frog 'drumstick'
cook frog legs:
Sear 'drumsticks' in a hot pan with olive oil on all sides until
golden. Add reserved meat. Deglaze pan with white wine and add
vegetable stock. Reduce by half and remove all frog leg meat.
Add roasted garlic purée (see below) to liquid and blend. Pass
liquid through a sieve and reseason legs with salt and pepper.
2 garlic heads
1 Tablespoon olive oil
Remove tops from garlic heads. Rub with olive oil. Wrap garlic
heads with aluminum foil and bake in a 400 degree oven for 1 to
1 ½ hours. Remove from oven and allow to cool. When cool, squeeze
heads to remove roasted garlic cloves. Reserve for later use.
1 pound cippolini onions
2 sticks butter
2 cups vegetable stock
Salt and pepper
Peel and sweat onions in butter. Season lightly with salt and
pepper. Add vegetable stock and bring to a simmer. Cover with
parchment paper and reduce liquid until almost dry. Remove pan
from heat and allow to cool. When cool, finely chop with a knife
2 bunches Italian parsley
2 pounds spinach
2 teaspoons vitamin C powder (sold in most health food stores)
8 cups water
Clean both parsley and spinach of any dirt and their stems. Rough
chop parsley and spinach and add to 8 cups of water. Bring water
to a boil amd skim off green. Strain through cheese cloth. Add
vitamin C and purée with a hand stick or counter-top blender.
Store in air-tight container in the fridge.
Arrange frog leg drumsticks to stand atop the cippolini onions
and the risotto on the side.