Tag Archives: Risotto

Risotto, redux.

Is it odd to plan an entire meal around lemon zest?

This blog has paid off in spades, can I just say.  Its premise is sound.  Today I had a new lease on life, as it was a Saturday I thought I’d have to spend working.  Instead, I spent it sitting in a cafe in Maiden Lane and writing in my journal.  I’d planned to pick up materials for dinner on the way home and didn’t want to carry too much up the hill (S is camping with Healing Waters this weekend).  Considering my empty cupboards, I identified one ingredient I had at home that I wanted to use — a lemon.  Specifically, lemon zest.

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Shrimp and Mushroom Risotto

Had some homemade chicken stock frozen from when I made it a month ago, and I saw that we had some arborio rice handy, so I immediately thought of making some risotto for dinner. I normally use pancetta, prosciutto or some other cured meat, along with asparagus or green peas, but instead I thought of trying something different, and picked up some shrimp and mushrooms from an Asian supermarket on the way back from home.

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