Anyone say broad beans? Charlotte, our veggie buyer, loves these green British beauties, so begged us to squirrel them into one of the dishes this week. Our chef, Victoria, accepted the challenge and voilà, a delicious cheesy broad bean risotto. We’re sending you whole broad beans in their jackets (pods) so that they have a little extra safety padding for their journey to your kitchen this evening – happy podding!
Boxes and ingredients are packed in facilities that handles Peanut, Nuts, Sesame, Fish, Crustaceans, Milk, Egg, Mustard, Celery, Soya, Gluten and Sulphites. Due to the conflict in Ukraine, it has been necessary to substitute sunflower oil with rapeseed oil in some products without a label change. The FSA have advised that allergic reactions to rapeseed oil are rare.
Vegetable Stock Pot(ContainsCelery, Sulphites)
Cherry Plum Tomatoes
Grated Hard Italian Style Cheese(ContainsMilk, Egg)
Steve's Leaves Peashoots - DO NOT USE
Bring the water (specified in the ingredient list) to a gentle simmer in a pot. Once simmering, add the vegetable stock pot and stir until dissolved. Tip: Leave the stock on the lowest heat to keep it hot during the whole cooking process.
Cut the shallot in half through the root. Peel and then slice into thin half moon shapes. Peel and finely chop the garlic (or use a garlic press if you have one). Zest and juice the lemon.
Heat a knob of butter (if you have some) in a saucepan on medium-low heat. Tip: If you don’t have butter, you can use olive oil instead. Add your shallot and fry gently for 3 mins, then add your garlic and half your lemon zest and continue to cook until everything is nice and soft. Tip: Do not let the shallot burn - if it is cooking too fast, add a splash of water and turn the heat to low.
Add the arborio rice to the pan and stir for 3 mins until the grains are glossy and slightly translucent around the edges. Tip: If you have some white wine, then add a good splash now and leave to bubble away for about a minute.
Turn the heat to medium. Add two ladles of stock to the pan and stir it with long, massaging motions. Once your stock has almost soaked in, add another two ladles and continue stirring. Continue adding stock and stirring until your rice is cooked (around 20-25 mins).
Meanwhile, pre-heat your oven to 200 degrees and bring another pot of water to the boil over medium-high heat. Remove the broad beans from their pods. Place your broad beans in the pot of boiling water and simmer for 6-7 mins. Drain and set aside.
Whilst your broad beans are cooking you can get on with the rest of your prep! Pop the cherry tomatoes on a baking tray and top with a drizzle of olive oil, a good pinch of salt and a grind of black pepper. Place in your oven for 12-15 mins or until the tomatoes look nice and juicy! Roughly chop the tarragon.
Once your risotto is almost ready, stir in your broad beans, tarragon and grated cheese. Tip: You want to have a runny consistency, so add a little more water to loosen it up if needed. Taste and season generously with salt and pepper. Add a small squeeze of lemon juice too if you like - careful not too much!
Serve your risotto in bowls and top with your roasted cherry tomatoes, a drizzle of balsamic cream and the pea shoots. Enjoy!