Smoked haddock & leek risotto

Smoked haddock & leek risotto

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(144 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 35 mins


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: per serving

  • kcal444
  • fat10g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs64g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre3g
  • protein29g
  • salt3.34g
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  • small knob of butter



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 1 large leek, thinly sliced



    Like garlic and onion, leeks are a member of the allium family, but have their own distinct…

  • 300g risotto rice, such as arborio or carnaroli
    Risotto rice

    Risotto rice

    To create an authentic creamy Italian risotto, the use of specialist rice is imperative. It…

  • 700ml fish or vegetable stock
  • 250ml full-fat milk



    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…

  • 375g undyed smoked haddock, skinned and cut into large chunks
  • 3 tbsp crème fraîche
  • 100g baby spinach


  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.

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Comments (159)

arsenal-yummy's picture

I really liked this! Will think about some variations on a theme but would definitely make this again.

leneve's picture

great recipe - simple to make but tastes fantasically indulgent - yum

frimzy's picture

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

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

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

carolina1987's picture

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

babsfazekas's picture

Super easy to make, tastes delicious, feels healthier than regular risottos. Used a little more fish, and might decrease the liquids by 50 ml next time. Served it sprinkled with parmesan and with a simple side salad - so good!

jeff3lewis's picture

Really tasty recipe and so easy to make. Made it twice now and can see it becoming a regular on the home menu.

yvonnelove's picture

So easy to make and tasted amazing! I used semi-skimmed milk and half fat creme fraiche and it was still lovely & creamy.

fuji115's picture

A-MA-ZING! My 18 month old loved it too, although the toddler didn't like it. Anyway, I'll be making it again and again and again....

annacbanana's picture

If you like the idea of making a risotto but couldn't be bothered standing over the stove for an hour this one's for you. I couldn't get a hole of smoked risotto so just used non-smoked which still turned out really tasty. Will definitely be making this again!

loubbcgoodfood's picture

Really delicious risotto. Easy & quick preparation. 18 min timing perfect for my oven. Rich, creamy and fabulous!

beclam's picture

I have never made risotto before so thought i would make a 'cheat' one first and was very pleasantly suprised. The whole family loved it especiallly my 18 month old!!!
I did add some Parmesan to it at the same time as the creme fraiche and spinach.
This is definately a 'make again' recipe

thesadlers's picture

4* if you make it as per the recipe.
5* with a good sprinkle of salt and a squeeze of lemon juice all over. YUM!

alexandraclaire's picture

My husband cooked this and even he managed it OK..! :) So tasty, so warming, perfect cold evening dinner.

amchoor's picture

Enjoyed this simple recipe and used black squid ink risotto rice and cream instead of creme Fraiche. It came out lovely and creamy but very salty which I think may have been my stock so I will use a weaker veg stock next time and not cubes.

richuk's picture

Very good and very tasty , will be cooking this again !!

gill_david's picture

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

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

Easy receipe but very bland and sticky.


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