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
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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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richuk's picture
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Very good and very tasty , will be cooking this again !!

gill_david's picture
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Really great and a definite keeper. Also used semi-skimmed milk and reduced fat creme fraiche and it was lovely & creamy. Exchanged frozen peas for the baby spinach as Sainsbury's had run out of latter! Again, worked well and I'm more likely to have peas in than spinach. Just added them 6 mins before end of cooking/standing time.

hanszinderfaan's picture
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I am always ready to try fish recipes. I made this but only had semi skimmed milk. I have not tried it with full fat milk but I was more than happy with the result and can recommend. Very very tasty!

mouse87's picture
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Easy receipe but very bland and sticky.

sophied1983's picture

Was anyone else left with too much liquid in the dish once cooked? Very watery... but tasty!

melody22's picture
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I was slightly disappointed, came out rather like rice pudding rather than risotto. It tasted nice enough, but can't say I will be rushing to make this again.

peterpiper64's picture
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Did this on Saturday night, absolutely gorgeous and easy. Sprinkled grated parmesan on the top and served with a lemon wedge. Glass of cold Chardonnay and lemon tiramasu as a dessert. Wonderful dinner and would have been happy to have eaten it at a resturant!

dermbut's picture
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A really easy, tasty meal. Ideal for preparing if you have children running around and can't stand and do the stirring normally needed for risotto. It was the first time I've cooked one in the oven and we all really enjoyed the results. Will definitely cook again.

jjclarke's picture
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This is a firm favourite in our house....yummy yummy yummy and wouldn't change a thing!!

jool25's picture
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Really easy tasty recipe! I added a handful of parmesan at the end with the spinach.......YUMMY!

john-weaver's picture

Simple to do with scrumptious result. Recommend!

jjclarke's picture
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5 Star yumminess!!!

mrscla's picture
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Absolutely fabulous, I also used semi skimmed milk and low fat creme fraiche ,very enjoyable, will definitely make again also may use smaller portions as a starter to dinner. So very simple and quick to make.Did heat some left overs the next day -but felt it is much better eaten fresh.

usmasons's picture
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Delicious and easy to make, added extra spinach and some peas.

mand4ever's picture
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I love risotto so thought i would try this as it sounded so easy to make. It was so simple to make and really, really tasty. Even the kids cleared their plates and asked if there was any more. I used dyed haddock as i couldn't find undyed. It actually gave it a bit more colour. Will definitely be making it again.

philmullins's picture

very tasty and so easy!

kate295's picture
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Fantastic recipe, absolutely delicious! I've made this loads of times over the past year, each time it's come out beautifully. I often just use semi-skimmed milk instead of full fat milk and find it doesn't make a huge difference. I also often use dyed fish (the bright yellow stuff) which I find has no impact on the flavour. Overall, great recipe!

cook284's picture
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Great easy risotto recipe- ideal for risotto virgins! Very yummy and tastes like it requires a lot more effort than it really does! I chucked some parmesan in mine because I can't have risotto without it!

katckam's picture
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Delicious and so simple. Halved recipe, used skimmed milk and frozen spinach left to defrost in hot stock while onion (no leek) cooked. No creme fraiche either but not a problem. In fact, off for seconds!

sallywilliment's picture

Fabulous recipe.

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