Added by karohemd | Thu 04 Jun 2009 @ 22:33
A little time intensive, as all risotti but oh so worth it
half an onion
glove of garlic
(truffle infused olive oil)
This was prompted by a repeat of Heston Blumenthal\'s mad risotto episode I saw last night. I knew I\'d get asparagus in my organic box today so sometime during today I had made up my mind.
All I did was a basic risotto but this time with a generous pinch of saffron in the stock which gave it a wonderful colour and slightly earthy taste. The asparagus was just seasoned with salt and pepper and steamed until tender but still crunchy. I arranged the asparagus on a pool of risotto and for some extra indulgence added some parmesan shavings (in addition to the grated inside) and a drizzle of truffle-infused olive oil. It was absolutely divine.