Fjords Risotto [for Patagonia Provisions]
Originally posted on patagonia provisions tumblr
Fjords Risotto for 12
Easily prepared with a large pot over a propane burner.
4 packets Patagonia Provisions Tsampa soup
½ cup quinoa
olive oil for sautéing and garnishing
1 red onion, diced
1 package of mushrooms, sliced
2 large zucchini, diced
1 bag frozen peas
2 cups half & half
2 cups water
½ cup parmesan, grated
¼ cup parmesan, grated set aside
2 baguettes, sliced and toasted
1 bag arugula for garnish
Heat 1 tsp of olive oil, sauté onion until clear. Add zucchini, mushrooms, and peas, sauté until soft. Add quinoa and Tsampa soup. Stir until browned, about 2 minutes.
Add water and bring to a boil for 5 minutes.
Add ¼ cup cream, stirring occasionally. As soup thickens, add ¼ cup more cream until reaching full 2 cups. This should take 10-15 minutes.
Add ½ cup parmesan, stir until melted. Boil until soup thickens. When to desired thickness, remove heat and add juice of ½ lemon.
Best topped with arugula, parmesan, a drizzle of olive oil, and served with warm bread.
A Table for Twelve - provisions of wondercamping
You can usually find us around a table. A beautifully hand-made table for 12, with uniquely painted chairs and hand-me-down plates. We’re in our mid twenties, prioritizing experiences over possessions. We choose to eat together to celebrate, to dream, to connect.
So when 12 of us decided to venture around the Ring Road of Iceland, we knew these rituals of food and community would accompany us.
We were like vagabonds, as campsites changed each night and we took only what we need. We found new food, new sights, and new people to meet along the way. It was Iceland’s grand mountains, dramatic valleys, and quaint towns that guided us to the next memory. Through each new experience, our constant provision was each other.
This is what makes the provision of food so rich. No matter where we find ourselves, food brings us together. Sometimes around a table, or a rock, a glacier, or even a backpack. Though it’s not the table that matters. It’s eating together, nourishing our bodies, and in the process our souls, that makes this provision beautiful.
So as we chop zucchini, grate Parmesan, and open tsampa soup along the shore of Iceland’s majestic West Fjords, we celebrate being together and the ways a meal is nourishing to our community.
snaps: greg balkin