On their way to the Dientes de Navarino, hikers are charmed by magnificent views over Beagle Channel.
Rice with Black Pudding
Not all, who stroll around at the feet of the Dientes de Navarino, do necessarily think of blood sausage. But when the eye of Hektor Maille did glide over the width of Beagle Channel, the morcillas came to his mind, that he had seen pending in the shop of Puerto Williams, where he had received the latest message from Aral. At the same time he recalled a recipe on a greasy bit of paper, tucked on the fridge of the kitchen in his dwelling. That were strange ideas for such a heroic view – but Beagle was too much of a beautiful name for a sausage. The taste of this dish depends entierly on the quality of the blood sausage that is used.
150 g rice (best is a polished middle-corn rice such as Diri Benis, Arborio, Carnaroli, Vialone etc.)
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 dl white wine, dry
2 dl chicken broth (poss. some more)
1 black pudding of about 120 to 150 gm, peeled and chopped
4 pods garlic, finely chopped
1 onion, finely chopped
1 onion, peeled and sliced into four
2 tomatoes, finely chopped
2 fresh, red chillies
2 teaspoons black pepper, ground
How much bite the rice grains shall have depends on one's own taste. Who prefers them soft, can add a little more liquid and extend the cooking time by up to 5 or 10 minutes. – The rice can be varied in many ways. For example one can add small pieces of liver, some ham or smoked bacon. You can also cook it with a branch of thyme, drizzle some lemon over the rice at the end or sprinkle with parsley. – You can add extra-flavor to the dish by frying onions and garlic in some olive oil – thanks to the Maillard reaction this will add some roasted notes.
More about the travel adventure of Secret Agent Hektor Maille:
In a hut in Puerto Williams, the last settlement on the American continent, Hektor Maille prepared a menu following recipes he found in his rustic dwelling - two things that simply did not jell with each other:
First Publication: 30-9-2010
Modifications: 27-1-2011, 20-6-2011, 15-11-2011, 18-12-2011