Asparagus Risotto with Garlic Shrimp

Here is another good way to serve asparagus.

Cut about 1 cup of asparagus off at the bottom of the stalks. Place them in some water and cook them until softened, about 20 minutes. Save the asparagus water to use in the risotto.

Puree' the cooked asparagus in a food processor with a bit of water and set it aside.

This will be added later in the recipe.

Saute' a diced onion in a couple tablespoons of butter. Add 1 cup of arborio rice and stir for 2 minutes. Add 1 tsp. of salt and 1 tsp. of pepper.

Keep the asparagus water and about 5 cups of chicken stock on medium heat on a back burner. Add a ladle of stock to the rice and stir until it is absorbed, then add another ladle and stir until it is absorbed. Continue until you are down to the last ladle and taste it to see if it is done. It should be cooked through but still have a bit of a bite.

Add the fresh asparagus cut into 2 inch pieces. After 2 minutes stir in the asparagus puree'.

Add 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese. Stir it all together, cover and set aside.

Saute' 6 diced garlic cloves in a few tablespoons of butter. Add some salt and pepper.

Saute' the shrimp until they turn pink.

Add some freshly diced parsley to the shrimp.

Serve the shrimp over the risotto with a bit of the butter sauce poured over it.


oh...this looks wonderful....i LOVE risotto and asparagus and shrimp....gonna have to try this one....

kary and l'il teddy
Yum! Another asparagus recipe plus I love risotto. Thanks.
Anonymous said…
I just tried asparagus again this spring after about thirty years of not liking it, and I've actually found a couple of ways that I enjoy it. Glad you posted this to give me more ideas on how to try it.

I could die eating this! Ok, I'm nominating you for the next Top Chef! :)
Pricilla said…
What a surprise...heh

My corn and bacon was delicious!
Anonymous said…
I don't know if you remember but I'm a newbie blogger but have been reading your blog for years,, it makes me hungry everytime I come,, you give me lots of good ideas,, just wish i could achieve the same results,, lol
Rosemary said…
Love this asparagus recipe.
Guillaume said…
This is my kind of risotto: shrimps, asparagus, all the things I love.
Shhhh! Don't say "garlic shrimp" so loudly! My Rare One will be knocking on your door in the next 5 minutes!
Suzie said…
Yesterday, I came home from the market, hot and tired (it was in the 90's. Major Yuck!), loaded down with local fresh asparagus, strawberries, and some other treats.

I sat down here to rest a bit, and see what treats you were offering, and I saw this recipe. I took my notes, got up, refreshed and inspired, went into the kitchen and pulled it all together. It was declared a huge winner, and is now a permanent addition to my personal cooking book! Thank you SO much for sharing it!
Carole said…
Hi there, hope you bring this over to Food on Friday: Asparagus. Cheers from Carole's Chatter