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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joyzaphine's picture

This was the first time I ever made a risotto. I used mascarpone I had left instead of creme freche and it tasted great I wouldn't change a single thing.

reidy30's picture

Delicious recipe. I made it with smoked whiting and soft cheese instead of crème fraiche and it worked out fine.

nixx69's picture

Really good, very easy. I used marigold bouillion stock and added a handful of chopped fresh dill before putting it in the oven. Also added a handful of grated parmesan and a good squeeze of lemon juice for that last 3 minutes.

debbie31's picture
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Loved this dish it's so easy and nutritious. We all loved it will make again and again. Will try adding Mushrooms as suggested next time. Who needs take away food this is so quick and easy to make.

barrybubbles's picture
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I took a punt on this instead of the usual kedgeree - oh I'm glad I did! Easy, quick, tasty, healthy....glad I read all the feedback or I'd have missed the suggestion to top with a poached egg :) used s-s milk and h-f creme fraiche like everyone else, and cabbage with the leeks at the beginning as I had no spinach. This has just become one of our new favourites!

abbygoodchild's picture
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Absolutely delicious. I added a poached egg on the top which was lovely. Also used half fat creme fraiche.

nikkiblemings's picture
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Absolutely delicious - a regular.

cldaniels's picture

I used semi skimmed milk and frozen peas instead of haddock and result was really good. Family one prefer this to kedgeree. Reheated leftovers in microwave next day for lunch and was still ok.

raychforbes's picture
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Delicious & simple

chr15r's picture
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Absolutely fabulous! I also used semi-skimmed milk and half-fat crime fraiche but it was really tasty and very creamy. I did use very fresh naturally smoked haddock so if anyone finds it a bit bland I would recommend trying with the best fish possible. This is now a top choice for an easy but really tasty meal :)

bumblepest's picture
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Delicious, easy and nutritious. This is going to be a mainstay of my repertoire I'm sure.

charliescupcakecreat's picture
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Did this for the family. Never made a risotto this way before. Used about half of the smoked haddock that was suggested, from a freezer pack I had. Put it in frozen, on top, no probs. I loved the addition of the creme fraiche, such a lovely creamy texture. Will defo do again but will vary ingredients. Really delicious.

davine1325's picture
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I adapted it for 2 persons. scrumptious.
200 grams rice
500 ml veg stock
150 ml semi skimmed milk
2 tablespoons crème fresh
large tablespoon of brie cheese
half glass of dry white wine
same amount of haddock and leek
2cloves of garlic
2 bulbs spring onions at the end

elisaponsele's picture
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Super simple recipe that's pretty quick to make as the veg doesn't take long to cook. Very comforting though not so much that it can't be enjoyed even on a Summer evening. Tried varying the veg too and found courgettes, frozen peas and spinach work really well.

arsenal-yummy's picture
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I really liked this! Will think about some variations on a theme but would definitely make this again.

leneve's picture
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great recipe - simple to make but tastes fantasically indulgent - yum

frimzy's picture
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A real myth-buster to the notion that nothing so tasty can be good for you, and simple enough to make even for someone like me who doesn't know his way around the kitchen. Try it, you won't be sorry =)

elisaponsele's picture
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Super easy and pretty labour-free too. The longest job is slicing the leek! I really liked this as I love smoked fish but I felt the taste of the leek got a little lost.

cheetarawlings's picture
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Very filling, pretty easy and very tasty. The spinach works really well with this.

carolina1987's picture
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This is the first time I've made risotto and the recipe was very well explained :) AND all I can say is I loved it and I'm saving this recipe because I would definitely like to eat this again. Thank you to whoever posted it xx

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