Smoked salmon & lemon risotto

Smoked salmon & lemon risotto

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 20 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Inspired by a risotto from London restaurant Ooze, smoked salmon may sound expensive for a midweek meal, but is no more costly than cooking with red meat

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
500
protein
21g
carbs
75g
fat
15g
saturates
5g
fibre
4g
sugar
5g
salt
2.58g

Ingredients

  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 350g risotto rice, such as Arborio
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1½ l boiling vegetable stock
  • 170g pack smoked salmon, three-quarters chopped
  • 85g mascarpone lite
  • 3 tbsp flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • grated lemon zest, plus squeeze of juice
  • handful rocket

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Method

  1. Fry the onion in the oil for 5 mins. Add the rice and garlic, then cook for 2 mins, stirring continuously. Pour in a third of the stock and set the timer to 20 mins. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until the stock has been absorbed, then add half the rest of the stock and carry on cooking, stirring a bit more frequently, until that has been absorbed.
  2. Pour in the last of the stock, stir, then simmer until cooked and creamy. Take from the heat and add the chopped salmon, mascarpone, parsley and lemon zest. Grind in some black pepper, but don’t add salt as the salmon will be salty enough. Leave for 5 mins to settle, then taste and add a little lemon juice if you like. Serve topped with reserved salmon (roughly torn) and some rocket.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, April 2008

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loulou1975's picture

Besides the appearance and texture reminding me of rice pudding with salmon in, this was nice. I substituted mascarpone with half fat cream cheese and didn't use parsley as I didn't have any. I used the rind of a whole lemon which I think was enough, so didn't bother adding any juice. Ridiculously easy to make and tasted nice - how I like my meals to be!

natalyy's picture
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Delicious!!

sallybeattie's picture

My husband and I loved this. I used two 100g packs of smoked salmon for the two of us, so if making for four I would probably use double.

Masmaliyev's picture

Fantastic! Made this for my Italian gf for new years eve. :D

abcdefghijord's picture

I made this tonight because my partner LOVES smoked salmon, it's safe to say it was very well received and plenty of left overs as there are only two of us. I forgot to add the rocket though and only remembered when it was too late! I added a shaving of fresh Parmesan on the top to serve. I think next time I will serve with some greens to break down the flavour. Overall lovely dish, and easy enough to make!

missalicet's picture

This was lovely!! Adjusted the recipe just to serve one person, didn't want to come to the end of the plate! Delicious, fairly quick and easy!! New favourite dinner!

renata_kasprzak@o2.pl's picture

Easy and absolutely delicious!

kathleen11's picture

I now make this once or twice a month on Friday nights and love love love it as does my neighbour who cant cook or wont cook so I treat her and make this its her favourite and mines.

nesuzy's picture

Stunning dish, delicate and delicious

charleyq's picture
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Yummy.
Using the mascarpone adds a really fresh creamy taste.
Lovely.

dreampixies's picture

I just made this today for my singing teacher for lunch, and it wasn't good IT WAS INCREDIBLY DELICIOUS. And it was my first time making risotto. I love everything about it, from the clear description to the amazing taste. Had it with asparagus and courgette salad with feta and sesame as a started... simply DELICIOUS

Theodor

k1naylorv's picture
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Gorgeous :)

padavies09's picture
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Used Philli light as not able to buy marscarpone light. Worked fine although full fat marscarpone best!

janeneal2's picture

Delicious. Needed a little more liquid and added white wine to the stock and king prawns. Will make again.

hammyhob's picture

Dish delish!! I have substituted risotto for orzo for too long now but no need to from now on. Was easy to make and very filling. I used some Salmon steaks from the freezer and added fresh salmon for the top finish which was lovely. I used too much Parsley but I know for next time. Will be making this again thanks

saesje's picture
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So yummy!

benwilliams009's picture
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Nice. Didn't have fresh parsley or mascarpone so used dried parsley and natural yoghurt instead.

beckylpriestley's picture
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It was my first time making risotto so I was a bit unsure of what I was doing but was easy to make and didn't take too long. I also added some prawns, muscles and squid which was lovely but the recipe was quite rich. Would definitely make again.

janiem's picture
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Made this to use up excess smoked salmon from Christmas. I thought that there was a lot of rice for 4 but everyone had seconds and one person had thirds! I will definitely be making this again. Setting the timer was an excellent tip and it helped perfectly both in timing and quantity of stock absorbed.

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