I decided to try Doori Chung's recipe for Tilapia and Olive Risotto, mostly because I'd heard of her dinner parties from a few attendees. Also, it didn't hurt that the recipe called for a few interesting ingredients and had an element of simplicity... or so I thought.
After a 2 hour trip to the market for the proper ingredients, we turned on MTV Hits as we prepared what turned out to be a very long meal. Prepping the fish was extremely simple. Salt+pepper+thyme.
But the risotto was another story. There was a lot of stirring. A LOT of stirring. And most of the time, it looked like congealed mush. NOT appetizing.
But the end product turned out to be more spectacular than expected. It was a beautiful, simply created meal. And to top off our hard worked four hours, Rosa Regale toasted us to a drunken end. I think I'm done cooking for a while. Maybe I'll try again next month.