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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kirstyowen_6's picture
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Love this recipe! So tasty. I like to use the smoked salmon fillet that can be bought in sainsburys rather then the normal slices, the fillet has larger chuncks of salmon which work well with this recipe. I also add a glass of wine and reduce the amount of stock to compensate, all risotto should have wine :-) this recipe as become a firm favourite

mbennett's picture
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Made this last night for a light super for friends - something different after Christmas, plus used up some the surplus. So easy and very tasty, the mix of salmon and lemon is superb,the leftovers are permeating my fridge with foodie heaven smells. Didn't have mascarpone so used cream cheese plus some of the Crimbo stilton. Just before serving I stirred in a couple of tablespoons of do cream - fattening, but hey, it's Christmas. Will definitely make again.......and would take more care to chop the onion finely or even use spring onions.

Druunica89's picture
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I couldn't help but add a little bit of freshly grated Parmesan cheese. I also halved all the ingredients to make a nice evening meal for two. Overall - LOVELY!

claregibbin's picture
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Next time I'll be adding a few prawns too.

mwsc11050's picture
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Fab-u-lous!

filthish's picture
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A classic recipe, I've made it before and I'm making it again tonight, the girlfriend loves it. Works well with Dill if you don't have or don't like Parsley.

jayneabr's picture
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Never made risotto before....But im glad to say will make it again. Yummy and zingy and perfect for lunch or light tea!

nicole011270's picture
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Quick and delicious, even my daughter who doesn't like smoked salmon likes this. Using salmon trimmings keeps the cost down.

katvic's picture
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don't know why some people find risotto hard. dead easy loved this recipe

ericathefirst's picture
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I loved this, delicious and the mix of flavours is just perfect. I didn't have mascarpone so I substituted with a little paramesan, tasted great.

chandleram's picture
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My favourite risotto. Very quick and easy to make - flavours are amazing. My children think its amazing and yes I agree it is.

sallust70's picture
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Absolutely love this recipe! We have this a lot - gets better every time! Have used chicken and fish stock if no vegetable stock and tastes just as good. We also use only half lemon juice as it dominates the dish otherwise. Have used all sorts of salmon, ginger and wasabi cured etc and it is lovely!

eilidhrobertson's picture
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We all (inc. 21 mth old) enjoyed this. We used homemade chicken stock and didn't use light mascarpone. The cooking time was longer than 20 minutes. We love risotto and were a bit cynical about the lack of wine and parmesan cheese in this recipe but it is great. We took some of the other comments on board and had the lemon juice on the side.

claireschofield's picture

First attempt at risotto - and this came out a treat! Get all the prep done first and then it's so easy. I added extra lemon and parlsey as I love both.
One thing I'd say is that the portion size is very generous! I was tempted to make a 75% size batch for 2 people as I wasn't sure how much there would be, but I'm really glad I didn't as the per portion size per person is more than enough, I was stuffed!

jacquia11en's picture
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This was my first ever risotto (both to eat and to cook) and I loved it. The recipe was very easy to follow and it tasted fantastic, i'm making it again tonight.

amarone's picture
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Made this for my wife and I last night. I'm definitly no cook but found this dish fairly easy even for someone of my limited culinary ability. Couldn't get mascarpone lite so used normal fat creme fraiche instead. Extremely impressed with the result. Both my wife and I thought it tasted amazing and went excellently with a decent bottle of sauvignon blanc. Fabulous dish!

eneke88's picture
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haslop's picture
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This is now a firm favorite with all my family. I have made this several times now, and it just seems to get better. So easy to make and the favours all work so well together. A great way to eat smoked salmon.

phwiiii's picture
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really good. I normally don't think much of homemade risotto but this one was lovely. I used shallots instead of onions and added some prawns as they needed using up and it was amazing. definately recommended.

emilyb00's picture
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Delicious and very easy!
Enjoyed by the whole family, didn't find the lemon overpowering at all.

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