Lemongrass Risotto with Sugarsnap Peas and Shitakes for #FreshTastyValentines

Today is a four-fer.  I am highlighting four great sponsors from our #FreshTastyValentines’ sponsors:

  • More of the fantastic herb pastes from Gourmet Garden, specifically their lemongrass paste.

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#FreshTastyValentines is an event sponsored by Culinary Adventures with Camilla.  Camilla arranged for us to get some great products from the above sponsors, including two bottle of wines from Woodbridge, so much Gourmet Garden pastes and herbs that I don’t know if I can use them all in any sort of timely fashion, and coupons to purchase some great produce from Mann’s.

Eliot's Eats

This turned out to be a super fresh tasting, comforting dish, perfect for a fresh and tasty Valentine’s Day Dinner for your love.

Lemongrass Risotto with Peas from Eliot's Eats


Lemongrass Rissotto with Sugarsnap Peas and Shitakes

7 c. chicken stock
1 T. olive oil
1 c. white onion, finely diced
1 T. Garden Gourmet Lemongrass Paste, divided
1 1/2 c. Arborio rice
1 c. Woodbridge Sauvignon Blanc 
2 T. unsalted butter
3.2 oz. Shitake mushrooms
8 oz. Mann’s Stringless Sugarsnap Peas
1/4 t. white pepper
Salt to taste

Bring the stock to a simmer in a medium pot and keep it at a simmer until the risotto is done.

Heat the oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add the onion and 1/2 T. lemongrass paste and cook, stirring constantly, for 2 to 3 minutes.  Onions should be translucent.

Add the rice and stir. Stir in the wine and simmer until the liquid is evaporated. Begin adding stock, one cupful at a time, stirring constantly until the liquid is absorbed. Continue adding stock until the rice is cooked but still firm and creamy, 30 to 35 minutes.

While rice is cooking, sauté the mushrooms in the butter, about 5-7 minutes.   Also steam peas until just tender.  Set both the mushrooms and peas aside until risotto is complete.

When all the liquid has been absorbed, remove from heat.   Stir in remaining 1/2 T. lemongrass paste.  Stir in mushrooms and snow peas.  Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately.

Lemongrass Risotto from Eliot's Eats

I also served the risotto with the rest of the Woodbridge Sauvignon Blanc .

For a very special Valentine’s meal, I suggest you order some fantastic new wine glasses from Uncommon Goods.  (Click HERE.)

Multicolor Ombre Stemless Wine Glass Set

Multicolor Ombre Stemless Wine Glass Set from Uncommon Goods


Your sweetie would love this surprise gift.  (Filled with wine, of course.)   Another great idea would be the always handy corkcicle.   (Click HERE.) (Wouldn’t this come in handy during the summer months?)


Corkcicle from Uncommon Goods

I truly love Uncommon Goods‘ catalog and website.   Please check them out, especially if you don’t already have a Valentine’s Day gift.  (Click HERE.)


What I Love About You from Uncommon Goods—one of the many wonderful gift ideas for your Valentine.


Find UncommonGoods
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Make sure to enter the GIVEAWAY!!!  Click here to enter to win some fabulous prizes from the sponsors (including a $150 gift certificate to Uncommon Goods) of #FreshTastyValentines.

(Disclaimer: I did receive complimentary products from Gourmet Garden, Mann’s produce and Woodbridge Wines for participating in #TripleSBites. I have received no additional compensation for this post and the opinions expressed here are solely my own. My recipe shared in the review of this product was not sponsored.)

Please check back tomorrow for my final post for #FreshTastyValentines: Asian-Sesame Turkey Meatloaf.

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