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Best recipes for leftovers: Quick and easy pork and summery vegetable risotto recipe

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Best recipes for leftovers: Quick and easy pork and summery vegetable risotto recipe

I always used to choose risotto in Italian restaurants as I imagined that it was a complicated dish to cook. “Let them do all the stirring and sweating.” I’d think as I pointed to my choice on the menu. Recently I discovered that risotto is easy and quick to make. And a great way to transform the leftovers from the Sunday joint into something delicious. You can use uncooked meat and fish in a risotto but this recipe is designed to breathe life into pork or chicken that you find kicking about in the fridge. There are two...

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Best recipes for leftovers: Simple pork, tomato and sweet pepper risotto

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Best recipes for leftovers: Simple pork, tomato and sweet pepper risotto

Gliding past the meat counter in the supermarket at the weekend, I noticed a happy man laughing as he tossed a bag of meat into his trolley. I don’t usually stop at the meat counter but the laughter indicated a great bargain. I hit the air brakes of my trolley and spied a half price rack of pork. I have never tasted this before. Smiling broadly I left the counter. Danny roasted the rack on Sunday and we ate half. Delicious, delicate tender meat. The chops on the rack look quite small but three chops are plenty for the two of us. The...

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Best recipes for leftovers: roast pork

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Best recipes for leftovers: roast pork

Danny and I tend to buy decent sized joints these days. A bigger joint is tastier and easier to roast, and the leftovers take care of another meal or two. The problem is that I never fancy leftovers. I want to cook from scratch. D “What are you cooking for supper tonight?” F “Sausages with Anna’s onion gravy.” I know that Danny loves this gravy so will be deflected from the joint that’s lurking in the fridge. The distraction is only momentary. “What are we going to do with the pork?” “Why...

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