First dishes

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Parmesan risotto, Rapini (broccoli rabe), Mediterranean herbs and Vismara smoked bacon cubes

  • Bassa
  • 60 minuti
  • 4 porzioni


1 litre of meat broth
500 g broccoli rabe leaves
320 g carnaroli rice
150 g Vismara smoked bacon cubes
60 g butter
60 g grated Parmesan cheese
powdered Mediterranean herbs to taste
extra virgin olive oil to taste
Salt to taste.
garlic to taste
pepper as needed.


  • Clean the broccoli, boil them in plenty of water and then brown them in a pan with extra virgin olive oil and garlic.
  • Salt to taste.
  • Next, blend the broccoli until they become a very creamy fluid and keep aside.
  • In a saucepan, brown the Vismara smoked bacon cubes until crisp and then transfer them to absorbent paper.
  • Separately, in a saucepan for risotto, fry the garlic with the extra virgin olive oil, add the rice and toast over medium heat for about 1 minute.
  • Pour in the boiling broth a little at a time and start cooking the rice.
  • Halfway through cooking, add the Parmigiano Reggiano.
  • When the risotto is “al dente”, remove from the heat, stir in the butter and a grating of freshly ground pepper.
  • Serve the risotto by combining with the broccoli cream, crispy bacon and powdered Mediterranean herbs.


Chef Gennaro Esposito