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LE TORE RISOTTO  (gluten and lactose free)

Ingredients:
1 onion (cipolla)
2 celery stalks (sedano)
Le Tour tomato coulis (coulis al pomodoro “le Tore”)
Le Tore olive oil (olio d’oliva “le Tore”)

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Recipe:
Cut onion very fine into small cubes, pour into a skillet coated with olive oil. Remove celery leaves. Cut stalks lengthwise. When width is thin enough, cut stalks into very small cubes. Pour into skillet. Put skillet on high heat and sauté celery and onion for 5 minutes.

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Add the tomato coulis. Salt the mixture. Leave temperature on high for 5-10 minutes until moisture from tomatoes evaporates. Stir from time to time with a wooden spoon. Pour risotto rice into the sauce. Stir constantly. Let rice cook in coulis on high heat for 5 minutes, then lower heat. When rice begins to stick, add water. Repeat several times whenever necessary. The rice normally cooks in 20 minutes, but test it often to stop cooking at the desired tenderness.

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An extra touch:

2 garlic cloves, cut in half (aglio)
Le Tore olive oil (olio d’oliva “le Tore”)
cherry tomatoes (pomodoro di ciliegia)
basil (basilico)

Recipe:
Put the halved garlic cloves into a skillet coated with olive oil. Sauté for 3 minutes, then add cherry tomatoes. Chop fresh basil leaves and add to skillet. Put this delicious mixture on top of your risotto. Of course, those who are not lactose-intolerant can generously garnish their risotto with grated parmesan.

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LE TORE TOMATO SALAD (gluten and lactose free)

Ingredients:
tomatoes (pomodoro)
basil (basilico)
celery (sedano)
Le Tore olive oil (olio d’oliva “le Tore”)

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Recipe:
Cut tomatoes into thin strips.
Place in a flat dish.
Chop basil into strips and sprinkle onto tomatoes.
Do the same with celery stalk.
Pour on a small amount of olive oil. Salt just before serving.

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ITALIAN COOKING TIPS: If you spill your red wine on the table or floor while cooking or eating, dip your finger in the spilled wine and dab it between your neck and ear. This brings good luck!

“LE TORE” COOKING TIPS: in your kitchen, store tomatoes upside down, stem down, so they last longer. And never, ever, put a tomato in the fridge.

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