roasted tomato risotto

we’re about to go away for a week on a scottish jaunt – glasgow, fort william and the isle of skye – so menu planning is all about using things up.

we had a big bowl of tomatoes, fresh from the garden, which needed to be finished so i decided it was time to get over the mental block i have when it comes to tomato risotto.

as there were so many tomatoes i halved and roasted them a la skye (gyngell, not the island) and then stirred them into a simple risotto, along with some double-podded broad beans. my garnish of crispy pancetta worked wonderfully with the risotto but sadly didn’t do much to make the photo look appealing.

trust me though, it is a terrific way to get through a glut of tomatoes.