Risotto with Peas and Lemon

Brighten rich, creamy risotto with the springtime flavors of fresh peas and lemon zest.
Risotto

Ingredients:

2 Tbsp. olive oil
1/2 cup Ready-Set-Serve Diced Onions
1/2 cup Markon First Crop (MFC) Mushrooms, diced
2 cups Arborio rice
Juice and zest of one MFC Lemon
5 cups vegetable stock, hot
1 cup fresh peas
4 soft-boiled eggs, halved
2 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese, shaved
Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions:

Heat olive oil in skillet. Add onions and mushrooms; cook until translucent. Add rice and lemon zest and cook for one minute while stirring. Add lemon juice and cook on medium until nearly evaporated; continue to add stock one cup at a time, still stirring, until liquid cooks off. When all liquid is incorporated and rice is tender (approximately 30 minutes), add peas, Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper. Plate with halved egg on top. Garnish with chives (optional).

Ingredients:

1 bunch Markon First Crop Asparagus, steamed

1/4 C Markon First Crop Basil

2 T Markon First Crop Chervil

2 T C Ready-Set-Serve Lemon Juice

2 cloves Ready-Set-Serve Peeled Garlic

1 tsp. lemon zest

1/4 tsp. cumin

1/4 tsp. coriander

1/4 C extra virgin olive oil

1/2 tsp. kosher salt

1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes

16 large shrimp, cleaned and threaded onto skewers to prevent curling

1 tsp. kosher salt

Olive oil + 2 cloves Ready-Set-Serve Peeled Garlic, for poaching

Edible petals and micro greens for garnish

Instructions:

Slice tips off asparagus and reserve. Add basil, chervil, one cup steamed asparagus stalks, lemon juice, zest, cumin, coriander, salt, pepper flakes, and oil to a food processor and blend until chunky.

Heat oil and garlic until just bubbling. Add shrimp skewers so that shrimp is fully submerged. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until shrimp is opaque and cooked through. When shrimp are almost cooked, add asparagus tips. Remove all with a slotted spoon and drain on a wire rack.

To plate, arrange tips in a decorative manner. Place shrimp next to asparagus and ladle sauce on top of each one. Garnish with edible petals and micro greens.