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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meldrewman's picture
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This has become a Friday Favourite and tonight I made it with chicken breast. I simmered the chicken breast in stock for 10 minutes and then used the stock for the dish and cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces.

This needed a little more creme fraiche and I found that tearing the spinach leaves also improved the dish.

Next ... some chunks of cooked ham and replace the spinach with cooked frozen peas ...

adnamabrown's picture
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Made this tonight, so easy to do.

meldrewman's picture
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Made it with smoked Vietnamese River Cobbler - even better than smoked haddock!

ajirvine's picture
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This is a lovely recipe, creamy and rich but still light.

I make it with semi skimmed milk and 1/2 fat crème fraîche.

It's my OH's favourite meal at the moment so I make it at least once a week.

It's smart enough to have for a dinner party and would be lovely as a starter.

For those that are interested - it works out at 12pp per person.

botleypark402's picture
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Forgot to give it a star rating in my post above

botleypark402's picture
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Made this for a Friday night supper and it is superb. Great flavours and so easy to make. Will definitely be making this again

hmacpherson's picture
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great family dinner, healthy, easy to cook.

frania65's picture
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Nice, but I thought it needed just a little bit more flavour. I have added more cream fraiche, squizzed some lemon juice over it, sprinkled some grated parmesan and it tasted much better then..

racgels's picture
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Made this on Friday evening and it was an complete hit! So simple to make and absolutely delicious. I'm doing weight watchers at the moment so substituted the full milk for skimmed and used half fat creme fraiche. I'll definitely being making it again!

sammyboy's picture
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Delicious and easy to make.Brilliant for mid week meal.I agree this is
lovely made with semi-skim milk.Will be making this again. I added chopped parsley at the end for extra flavour.

pundit24's picture
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this is such an easy meal to prepare and cook, and is so creamy and delicious. I used full fat milk and 1/2 fat creme fraiche. Great for families and would work well as a meal in the summer with a lovely salad on the side.

aliciahull's picture
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I was a little sceptical as to how this would come out, but its flipping lovely! Just made it after getting in from the gym, popped in the oven, got in the shower, near enough done by the time I got out, so conveinient! More like this please!!!

cakeanyone's picture
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Quick, easy and very tasty. Used peas instead of spinach and semi skimmed milk (and double cream as didn't have any creme fraiche). Will definitely make again.

tangent's picture
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Did this last month and it was so delicious and SO easy! This time I am going to add more creme fraiche at the end since we both found it just a tiny bit dry towards the end. But we still both totally cleaned our plates.

So much better than standing there stirring for ages!
Very tasty, healthy meal that is easy to cook = my kind of recipe

shirls1's picture
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This risotto is so easy and I could hardly believe how deliciously tasty it was with so few ingredients. Family loved it and hardly any washing up to do.

princessfalula's picture
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I love this dish - had never eaten risotto before this and now I'm hooked! I serve it with a poached egg on top and it's delicious!

fabcookbr's picture
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We love risotto in our house and this one is great! I added some mushrooms with the leeks. I will make it again!

susansiddall's picture
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Lovely mid week supper. Easy to make and tasty without need for standing over it adding the stock. Excellent!

sophietreacher's picture

Would really like to know if this keeps well in the fridge and can be eaten a couple of days later? Any advice?

laura_b85's picture
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MMMMM this is SO NICE!! Really easy to make, really lovely flavour and texture, I used semi skimmed milk instead of full fat and was still amazing, and I added prawns as well to give it some extra meat - I'll definitely make it again!!
Anyone got any ideas on how to freeze/re-heat it? Should I make more stock to reheat it with?

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