Smoked salmon & lemon risotto

Smoked salmon & lemon risotto

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(142 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 20 mins

Easy

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: per serving

  • kcal500
  • fat15g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs75g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre4g
  • protein21g
  • salt2.58g
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Ingredients

  • 1 onion, finely chopped
    Onion

    Onion

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  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

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  • 350g risotto rice, such as Arborio
    Risotto rice

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  • 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.

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freeemsss
26th May, 2012
Very tasty dish but lol at cooking time. Cooking time 20 mins. Instruction 1: Fry onion for 5 mins, add rice and cook for 2 mins, add stock simmer for 20 mins - I'm already at 27 minutes!!
nikkifinn
21st Apr, 2012
This is a BRILLIANT recipe. An easy risotto to make and treat for the taste buds. I'd stick to using the smoked salmon and the strong flavour permeates the entire risotto and the lemon adds a wonderful fresh citrus tang. Have used Mascarpone and Parmigiano-Reggiano and both work well.
antsta23
8th Mar, 2012
Made this a week ago, very easy to make and not time consuming. Had great flavours and was very enjoyable, will be making this again!
lindsaysharples
16th Feb, 2012
5.05
Really, really lovely. I actually think it would work with with chopped salmon fillets and a little bit of smoked salmon as a garnish. We all loved the lemony-ness and smokiness of it ! Excellent dish and all in one pan - always good news!
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thecherub
2nd Feb, 2012
4.05
This was lovely. I used a lot less rice than stated here - 140g between 2 of us and that was plenty. It was very tasty though and will definately make again. Next time I might add peas for another texture and also add wine at the start.
dermbut
1st Feb, 2012
3.05
Nice recipe, nothing particularly special. Definitely needs the lemon to lift it.
rachyyy
31st Jan, 2012
5.05
I made this dish for a starter in my year 11 GCSE exam in december, brilliant recipe!
kirstyowen_6
15th Jan, 2012
5.05
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
29th Dec, 2011
5.05
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
25th Dec, 2011
5.05
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!

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