Smoked mackerel risotto

Smoked mackerel risotto

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 20 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Like a big warm hug in a bowl, this comforting risotto is perfect on a wet and windy night

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Easily halved
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
492
protein
18g
carbs
23g
fat
7g
saturates
5g
fibre
3g
sugar
5g
salt
1.62g

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 250g risotto rice
  • 100ml white wine
  • 1l vegetable stock
  • 1 x 240 pack smoked mackerel
  • 2 spring onions, sliced
  • 100g bag fresh spinach

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Method

  1. Heat the butter in a large frying pan. Tip in the onion, then fry gently for 5 mins until softened. Stir in the rice and mix until coated in the butter, then pour in the wine and let it bubble until it’s almost all disappeared.
  2. Pour in half the stock, give it a good stir, then leave to gently cook for 10 mins. Add half of the remaining stock, stir again and cook for 5 mins more. Keep adding stock and cooking until the rice is tender.
  3. Peel the skin off the mackerel, scrape away any dark brown flesh, then flake. Stir into the rice with the spring onions and spinach, then cook just until the spinach has wilted slightly. Serve straight away.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, September 2007

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justineburton's picture
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I also put a bit more wine than recommended in just coz it was left over!

justineburton's picture
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Deeelish!! My Boyfriend loved it and I did too! I'll be making this again! I added some Asparagus I had left over as well as a squeeze of lemon and some parmesan. Sooo Tasty!!

chrise65's picture
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Worked just as described.

Very nice

hellewrites's picture
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Cheap, easy, healthy, tastes great. Defintely a keeper.

gweedon's picture
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I halved this recipe and it worked very well. I took on board some of the other comments and added a stick of celery and a clove of garlic just after the onion and a handful of fresh garden peas with the spinach. My boyfriend added about a teaspoon of hot horseradish to his portion which added a nice kick - I enjoyed it without. I will make this again :)

andreadancer's picture
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This is a really nice mid-week tasty supper and gives the kids one of their weekly fish portions. A good way to get them to eat nutritious spinach too.

The only tricky bit is identifying any bones before you add the mackerel.

cupcakegal1's picture
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Delicious, i have never even tried risotto before let alone make it! This was simple and soo tasty. The myth of having to stand by the cooker for hours stirring to make risotto has now been quashed. I added a little more butter and also threw in some blanched broccoli, it added a nice slightly crunchy texture. Will definitely make this again

emmaesinfield's picture

Risotto is delicious. But make sure you make extra as the suggestion given in the "tip" to make the leftovers into fried cakes is fab!!!

jlowe13's picture
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Just made this with some spare lemon and herb mackerel that I had left in the fridge. Will definitely make it again, very filling, but then I did have 2 portions!

skesic's picture
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Really love this risotto.

ross_goodley's picture
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Very simple, very tasty. I added some finely chopped and very crispy smoked bacon right at the beginning which I thought complimented the mackerel well.

Would recommend to anyone who is also starting out cooking due to its simplicity.

spammeister1's picture
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This was absolutely delicious and very easy to make. It's going to feature regularly on my weekly menus now, and can be easily adapted with other veg, salad, herbs and fish. I plan on trying smoked salmon and dill next time. Very much liking the sound of horseradish too! I kept the quantities the same even thought there's only two of us, which meant we had a wonderful lunch to take to work the next day too. For those of you who thought it too salty, try using knorr veg stock pots instead of cubes, or try baby stock cubes which have much less salt.

callyedwards's picture

I'm sad to say that when I served this to my husband; we both agreed it was terrible and didn't finish it. Utterly disappointed.

littlemisspolly's picture
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Halved the recipe to serve two of us, used a little oil instead of butter and left out the wine. Very tasty, easy and cheap to make, and will definitely make it again.

zemfira's picture
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Fantastic recipe! Very easy to make.
I used frozen spinach instead of fresh and it still worked very well.
My boyfriend loved it!

kegbeer's picture

Made as per receipe receipe.I am on an economy drive and trying to eat as healthily as possible on a tight budget.Also have lots of free spinach from a friens garden and looking for inovative receipes with spinach

kegbeer's picture

Absolutely delightful.Cheap, nutritious and tasty

analila14's picture
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Easy and delicious.

gillianlange's picture

I just picked up a load of peppered smoked mackerel on offer and found this recipe. The meal is now "resting" as the rice finally swells in the covered wok, but I know it is delicious.
I too added a finely chopped stick of celery and used fish sauce instead of veg stock as well as a load of mussels and 2 chopped boiled eggs.
A meal fit for a King and so right on this stormy cold July night.
PS I didn't use wine as hubbie doesn't drink & I'm too greedy with mine!!:)
Off to indulge.

meme55's picture
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My husband and I love this. Beautiful midweek dish. I sometimes add some leek to it.

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