Lemon-Herb Risotto with Shrimp and Haricots Verts
Risotto can seem daunting but making this low and slow dish is surprisely calming. The flavors and texture come together in this one bowl meal with the tang of the lemon, bite of the shrimp, crunch from the haricot verts and creaminess from the added cream cheese. If you wish to substitute the cream cheese, try using a splash of cream, dollop of goat cheese or shredded parmesan. Sautéed fennel adds a touch of sweetness, but you can leave it out if you prefer and sprinkle on a little dill at the end instead. Risotto requires no special technique, just the patience to keep stirring. Use a ladle to add liquid in even amounts. Voted as a staff favorite, this warm and hearty meal is perfect for two for a weeknight meal.