I truly enjoy green vegetables. There's something about them that make me smile. I'm not a big carrot fan. I don't like beets and eggplant. I'll do yellow squash occasionally, but I'm drawn to the green things when I search the vegetable aisle. I wonder what that says about me. Can we tell who we are by what we eat?
Another food I love is risotto. It is a comfort food with a hearty goodness and it's downright sinful, as well. The luscious flavors of onions and butter, and chicken stock sooth my soul.
Whenever I make risotto, I have a bottle of wine at hand. Not to use in the risotto. To sip while cooking because risotto requires that I stand by the stove and stir...and stir...
This particular recipe I discovered in the Food Network Magazine, April 2016 edition. The picture was so enticing, and I have to admit, my pictures turned out okay, too. The addition of lemon zest is terrific. The flavor of fennel is subtle and lovely. The small scoop of mascarpone added at the end gives such a creaminess to the dish.
So enjoy! I love experimenting with recipes from magazines, and this one was a winner.
SPRING GREEN RISOTTO