Risotto con i Pomodori Freschi e il Basilico

Risotto with Fresh Tomatoes and Basil

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Marcella's Italian Kitchen

Marcella's Italian Kitchen

By Marcella Hazan

Published 1986

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Bright tomato color and frank tomato taste are the reasons for this risotto’s simple, strong, summery appeal. Embark upon it only when you can get very ripe local tomatoes. Plum tomatoes are my choice because they are less watery. The tomatoes must be peeled, but I do not blanch them to pinch off the skin because I want them to be as firm as possible when I start them cooking with sautéed onion and butter. Therefore I peel them raw. (Please for a description of this