Lemon Asparagus Risotto

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Asparagus, the green aphrodisiac

Asparagus have always been very popular for its health benefits. The Vegetarian society published actually recently a study stating that consuming asparagus for 3 straight days would have a quite powerful aphrodisiac effect.

A pretty vegetable that has been recommended for lovers for centuries.

If we actually forget about the effects on the urine, asparagus are a very healthy vegetable with lots of amazing properties for your body. They actually contain high levels of Vitamin E, an important vitamin for an efficient sexual hormone production.

They are also packed with antioxidants, they can help fight cancer, and they are considered as a brain booster.

On top of everything, they’re very tasty… so don’t miss them out ! A great addition to your date !

 

A fancy recipe to impress your date

Although the recipe itself is not very hard to prepare, you would have to be careful when preparing the risotto as it will need lots of care.

A perfect recipe for a dinner date or a romantic lunch.

 

Ingredients

  • 150 gr of fresh asparagus
  • Olive oil
  • Chicken broth
  • 1 celery
  • 2 small onion
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • ½ dry white wine
  • Lemon juice
  • Lemon zest
  • Salt and pepper

 

Preparation

Boil the asparagus for 5 minutes until they become tender. Once cooked, cut into pieces and set aside.

Heat the chicken broth and start preparing the risotto don’t forget to continuously stir.

On a separate pan, fry the onion, celery and garlic and add them to the rice.

Start pouring the wine until the liquid evaporates and stir it for approx. 20 min until the risotto is done.

At the end add the lemon juice, the lemon zest and stir.

When you serve, add the Parmesan cheese.

Finally, you’ll just have to enjoy together !