My husband cooked us a delicious risotto. I bought Friday two packages of slim asparagus for a tapas party but I finally did not use them. A risotto seems the perfect dish to eat them.
We are fans of Jamie Oliver’s basic risotto recipe from The Naked Chef book. My husband mastered this recipe. He massaged the risotto to get the perfect texture.
This is the first time we tried an asparagus risotto at home. We opted for the asparagus, mint and lemon risotto on page 124 from the Cook with Jamie cookbook. Lucky for you (this was not planned), the asparagus, mint and lemon recipe is published online on Jamie Oliver’s Web site.
I grated the lemon zest with a fine grater. We used a dozen mint leaves. We did not taste the mint but I am sure the dish seems fresher with the finely chopped fresh mint.
We drank a leftover dry white wine bottle from Jerome’s birthday party that I thought would pair well with the risotto. The wine pairing was satisfactory. It was the Tokaji Furmint 2007 made by Pajzok. Furmint is the grape variety.
+ asparagus, mint and lemon recipe
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