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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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?

dpclough's picture
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Great recipe! Easy, with verytasty results. I've made risotto a few times, but generally it's not liked by my family; but this has been an exception. Liked by all, with comments from the kids about it having "the best texture". Will definitely make again.

alisondefries's picture
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This risotto is the easiest and tastiest I have made. I used skimmed milk and reduced fat creme fraiche and it still tasted really creamy. I did use more fish than the recipe stated and the fish was dyed as I couldn't find undyed. Fantastic!! The whole family loved it.

nwindle's picture
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This is a fantastic recipe! Love the fact you can just put it in the oven - no constant stirring like normal risotto recipes - and there is honestly no difference in quality!
Used semi-skimmed milk instead of whole, and put in quite a lot of grated parmesan (at the same time as the spinach). Delicious!!

Also tried it with chicken and bacon instead of haddock. Very nice but there's something special about the haddock recipe...Thoroughly recommend it for either work-night supper or dinner party!

callmendinger's picture
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Made a comment earlier about how delicious this was, but forgot to give it a 5 star rating. So here it is. *****

callmendinger's picture
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This is so yummy! I've made this for a dinner party and everyone loved it! Very easy to make. The best bit is you don't have to stand and stir the rice for ages.
Great recipe! Will definitely make this again and again!

choc-a-holic's picture
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Fantastic!
Quick meal, no fussing, it cooks itself once its in the oven and all the ingredients are together. Really tasty. So creamy, altho I used Semi milk and low fat creme fraiche.

hils2001's picture
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Absolutely delicious and stunningly simple. You must try it!

cheryl654's picture
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Best and easiest rissoto I have ever made. Used skimmed milk and still lovely and creamy. None of the stirring of the usual rissoto but still fab. More receipes like this would be appreciated!

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