Asparagus Risotto With Lemon Zest: Recipe Of The Week:

Asparagus Risotto With Lemon Zest: Recipe Of The Week:

Asparagus Risotto was voted as the recipe of the week on my Instagram feed and I couldn't have been happier to share this recipe with you.  As you know, maybe not if you live anywhere there has been snow fall lately, we are in spring and so it is time to dust off your favorite spring ingredients and make something that is in season and of course tasty.  For me, when spring comes I want asparagus and artichokes.  Seeing as artichokes were not available at the time of my grocery shopping I picked up a bunch of asparagus and decided what would be better with asparagus than lemon. As I was thinking about putting asparagus with lemon I was trying to figure out what else would pair nicely with it.  I could just make rice or quinoa but I wanted something a tad bit more chewy than those items.  At that point I was poking around my pantry and there was the risotto.  A perfect combination of to the teeth feel in risotto with the crispness of asparagus.  The birth of Asparagus Risotto with lemon zest was born.  Nothing could be better.....oh wait!  I forgot that adding mushrooms with lots and lots of garlic WOULD be better and so I set off into my kitchen to create this dish and I was not disappointed.  Even got a little bit of inspiration to plate it nicely before turning the glass over and shoveling, I mean eating slowly. One benefit to getting into the kitchen more often was being able to discover how much lemon zest can add to your dish.  This is a simple ingredient to use and yet the return on your investment is exponential.  With a simple vegetable peeler peel off the outer skin of the lemon (not too deep otherwise it gets to acidic) and then chop into small pieces.  This little addition brings your dish to new heights and if you are cooking for somebody else will make them think that you are worthy of being on the Food Network. [recipe] [caption id="attachment_8079" align="aligncenter" width="553"]asparagus risotto - recipe - healthy -vegan Asparagus Risotto With Lemon Zest[/caption]

Have You Made Asparagus Risotto?  How Do You Prepare It?

Jason Bahamundi

About the Author:

I grew up in New York and lived there for 34 years until I got divorced and moved 1600 miles to my new home in Texas.  I love New York and miss it but that does not mean that Texas hasn’t been great to me because it has.  It was here that I discovered endurance sports and specifically the sport of triathlon.  Triathlon has given me new life through all the challenges it presents.  I no longer look at life the same way and I can say that is in part due to my endeavor into this sport.

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