2/3 large handfuls of cooked diced turkey
250g Arborio rice
1 med white onion
4 spring onions fine sliced 2 tbsp chopped parsley 50g Butter
Salt & Black pepper 700ml Chicken stock (1 stock cube)
25g grated Parmesan
Heat a wide based deepish pot and add ½ of the butter with the onion and fry for 3-4 minutes without browning
Add rice and gently fry/toast rice over med heat for 2/3 min this is called the toasting.
Add wine and reduce till almost completely absorbed.
Start adding stock 2 ladels at a time reducing each batch of stock before adding next till rice is cooked.
Add turkey, spring onions, parsley, parmesan and butter, stir in carefully but thoroughly
Adjust seasoning. The risotto should be creamy yet fluid and should spread to edges of a plate when serving,
Garnish with more parmesan and a sprinkle of rocket leaves.
IT was a night that many would usually have stayed home. But hundreds of Glasgow’s most musical heads found themselves making their way to SWG3 on the eve of Christmas Eve, and who was it all for? Joesef.
Taking the UK by storm, Joesef has collected both accolades and nominations in the short time the 24-year-old has been making music from his bedroom. But there is nothing like a hometown gig.
Just shy of completely selling out a room that was already upgraded due to high demand, Joesef was finally the star of a show we have all been waiting for.
With his trademark baby pink lighting up the stage to the sounds of Sophie Elis-Bexter’s Murder on the Dancefloor as his entrance tune, Joesef began his set with biggest tune, Loverboy.
For me, one of the most fascinating parts of the show was to see Joesef’s entirely natural Glasgow accent in-between his angelic jazz sounds as he asked the audience, ‘how’s it gaun, Glasgow?’ Many would criticise the choice to open with his biggest track, complete with a burst of a pink confetti canon, and it is true that there was a slight dip in the crowd’s energy as Joesef moved on with new tracks, but the show was so aesthetically and audibly pleasing it didn’t matter.
There is something so heartfelt about Joesef that one almost feels like a proud mother watching him perform (and those hips are certainly another thing worth a mention).
Here is a man with a well-tuned craft and an effortless ease with a microphone. He exudes a natural grace on stage, but it is in those moments where he tells us in that accent that a certain song is about a certain someone that we call him ours. CARLA JENKINS