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Hop Shoots Risotto

Bruscandoli or hop shoots

Hop Shoots Risotto

Risotto di bruscandoli

Bruscandoli are the end tips of the hop plants.

This plant can be found easily in the Venetian countryside. This risotto can only be made during March to May, since this is the time when the hop shoots. During the month of April the vegetable stalls of Rialto Bridge are full of these plants.

 

Bruscandoli or hop shoots

Bruscandoli or hop shoots

 

This is a very old recipe from the Venetian countryside (feel free to substitute the shoots with any other sort of root or shoot you like). It is one of the best first course recipe ideas which will please the whole family. Very healthy too!

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