Smoked haddock & leek risotto

Smoked haddock & leek risotto

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 35 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

There's no tedious stirring with this one - just stick it in the oven until creamy and delicious

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
444
protein
29g
carbs
64g
fat
10g
saturates
5g
fibre
3g
sugar
5g
salt
3.34g

Ingredients

  • small knob of butter
  • 1 large leek, thinly sliced
  • 300g risotto rice, such as arborio or carnaroli
  • 700ml fish or vegetable stock
  • 250ml full-fat milk
  • 375g undyed smoked haddock, skinned and cut into large chunks
  • 3 tbsp crème fraîche
  • 100g baby spinach

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Heat the butter in a large ovenproof dish over a medium heat. Cook the leek for 4-5 mins, stirring regularly, until just tender. Add the rice and stir for a further 2 mins.
  2. Add the stock and milk, bring to the boil and bubble for 5 mins before sitting the haddock on top. Cover with a lid or foil and bake in the oven for 18 mins until the rice is tender.
  3. Fold in the crème fraîche and spinach, season with plenty of black pepper, then cover the pan again and leave to rest out of the oven for 3 mins before serving – the steam will soften the spinach.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, April 2010

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rosievimes's picture
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A really simple and tasty recipe; incredibly creamy and totally satisfying. Will definitely be making this dish again. It's perfect for when you're short on time.

lyndseymac's picture

Great recipe and so simple and quick. I used semi skimmed milk and reduced fat creme fraiche and they work fine.

yvonnewadeson's picture

This is a GORGEOUS recipe which is really quick and easy to cook! my family including my 3yr old and 6 yr old loved it and it will definately become a regular meal in our house. I used vegetable stock instead of fish stock and I didn't have any Creme fraiche so used some double cream instead and I also added peas and sweetcorn to get more veg into the kids.

ksawyer's picture

This is the most delicious risotto I have ever made. And so easy to make. It will definitely become a staple meal in our house. I used peas instead of spinach. Absolutely lovely.

bertiesu's picture
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One of our all time favourites and so easy to do. Love it.

janehey's picture

Good, straightforward recipe with delicious result! I also added a bit of white wine and tarragon. Didn't have any spinach, but added green beans that I had microwaved briefly

LB114's picture

I added tarragon and white wine....everyone loved it, will def be making again!

Carolineholroyd's picture
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I'm don't usually write reviews but this recipe is so simple yet delicious. It is definitely a new addition to my repertoire. Thank you yet again good food!

lotbean's picture

Excellent quick and tasty recipe. I love the fact it has minimal ingredients, yet it's full of flavour. This is a firm favourite in our house and is such comfort food on a cold day.

roughke's picture

Made this last night and it was fab. used half fat crème fraiche and semi skimmed milk. Every body in the family liked it. Even my 4 year old who is going through a fussy phase :)

jillybonbon's picture

I love this recipe and have made it lots of times. It's so easy and the finished result is very impressive. This is a regular family favourite, real comfort food! A great dish to make after a hard day at work, very satisfying. 😊

staceyb85's picture
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Really enjoyed this, was a bit dubious as I've made risottos in the oven before and they haven't turned out very nice, but this was delicious. Used semi-skimmed milk as that's what we had and also added peas for the last 5 mins as I find they add little bursts of freshness to anything. Served it with a salad and a couple of slice of garlic bread.

mrsworrod's picture
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This was really easy and really delicious! I used half fat creme fraiche and semi-skimmed milk and it was still plenty creamy enough. Can't wait to make it again!

mariapiabalfour's picture
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I used prawns instead of smoked fish as that's what was to hand. Very nice and creamy if a little bland without the smokiness. But very easy. Shall try it again with different ingredients.

jayne_moss's picture
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I've never attempted a risotto before because of how complicated I thought it would be. However, I decided to give this a go and I used semi skimmed milk and reduced fat creme fraiche to adapt it to my slimming world diet
It was really really nice and was very quick and easy. My whole family ate it and even had second helpings.
I highly recommend this dish, especially for novice cooks like myself.

corrinamoore's picture
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Made this recipe this evening and was really impressed at how easy it was and how it accentuated a lovely piece of smoked haddock. Not the biggest risotto fan, usually as they can be a bit slimy, but this was rich, creamy and delicious.

cdbulley's picture

As easy as it says it is - maybe easier! Now a regular dinner recipe this is such a nice and creamy risotto. I add a little lemon rind to it with the spinach. No problem to double this recipe either!

neeshasihra's picture
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I made this using semi-skimmed milk and half fat creme fraiche - I did think it may not come out as thick and creamy but it was delightful and really tasty. I added peas and pepper to it just for extra colour and flavours.

theweelad's picture

Have made this twice in the past week, but used half measures for myself and 'her indoors', absolutely fabulous and couldn't be easier to make. Will be making it quite often in the future.

lizleicester's picture
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Went for the non-fish version with chorizo instead of bacon on top. Fine for a mid-week, easy meal but nothing special so will definitely try the smoked haddock version next time.

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