Cotechino or zampone sausage is the big hero in this dish. You should be able to buy these, or order them at least, from any good Italian deli (and if they can't get them for you then they're not a good Italian deli). They come already cooked in a vacuum-sealed bag. If you pop them out of the bag they can be roasted happily with the onions for quite a long time, and have a wonderful flavour, but if you can't get hold of one I'd suggest simply cutting open a good-quality fresh Italian-style or coarse sausage and breaking it into the basic risotto at the beginning when frying off your onions and celery. PS This is also good with cooked borlotti beans stirred in at the end.
Nutritional Information - Amount per serving:
- Calories 1310kcal
- Carbs 157.4g
- Sugar 5.8g
- Fat 55.8g
- Saturates 24.4g
- Protein 31.6g
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