Baked haddock & cabbage risotto

Baked haddock & cabbage risotto

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(47 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins


Serves 4
A must for fish lovers and a great meal-in-one - use whatever fish you have

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal469
  • fat10g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs66g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre5g
  • protein32g
  • salt2.52g
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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 onion, chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 300g risotto rice
    Risotto rice

    Risotto rice

    To create an authentic creamy Italian risotto, the use of specialist rice is imperative. It…

  • 1l fish or vegetable stock
  • 280g wedge Savoy cabbage, thickly sliced
  • 400g skinless smoked haddock
  • 3 tbsp crème fraîche
  • 50g parmesan, freshly grated



    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…


  1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Heat oil in a 2-litre casserole dish, then soften the onion over a medium heat for about 5 mins. Tip in the rice and cook for 2 mins, stirring well. Pour in the stock, bring to the boil, then add the cabbage. Cover and bake for 20 mins.

  2. Remove the pan from the oven and give the rice a stir. Place the fish on top of the rice, replace the lid, then bake for 5 mins.

  3. Flake the fish into large chunks and stir into the rice with the crème fraîche and half the Parmesan. Season with freshly ground pepper, then sprinkle with the remaining parmesan to serve.

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1st Jun, 2019
This doesn’t sound like it would be a good recipe, but it really was tasty. I would recommend halving the water as on my first attempt I found it way too watery. Very simple and easy.
25th Feb, 2019
Have made this for the second time - halving the amounts for two of us (except the onion as we love onion). I opted for fish stock and used knorr. This time I even added more cabbage than pro rata amount (as otherwise it would have left me with too smaller an amount in the fridge) plus threw in some kale I needed to use up - surprisingly tasty.
2nd Jun, 2017
Made this with smoked river cobbler. Added some garlic and fresh dill. It's very nice - definitely more flavourful than expected, especially as I was a bit worried having never made fish risotto before. It's not mind blowing or anything which is why 4 and not 5, but it's tasty and easy enough so I'll probably make it again someday.
15th Apr, 2017
A firm family favourite for ages but only just registered for account! Nice and easy to cook and never any wasted.
16th Dec, 2016
I was unsure of what to expect when making this, but wow was I very pleasantly surprised. I added garlic, mushrooms and white wine as suggested on previous posts. It was moist and really flavoursome. Baked risotto is the way forward!
26th Mar, 2016
Delicious. I also added some dried dill and fresh garlic. For the creme friache I dolloped a small amount on the side instead of stirring it through with lifted the dish without overpowering it
1st Apr, 2014
Definitely more than the sum of its parts! I debated whether to make this or not as it sounded a bit bland, but I was wrong. We made it with a large onion between 2, some garlic, a courgette and 2 large mushrooms (added just after the onion/garlic) and a teaspoon of mustard (following reading the recommendations below) then used half low fat creme fraiche and half quark. I stirred through some coriander at the end. To be honest the parmesan was superfluous. Very tasty, very easy and will be making again.
9th Mar, 2014
Just made this, but with added garlic and a splash of white wine, and grana padano instead of parmesan. I'm eating it now and it's really lovely. I was a bit worried it would be far too cabbagey, but it is very yummy, and I'll be having seconds!
18th Mar, 2013
Made this tonight. Did not have enough smoked haddock so added cooked prawns and smoked salmon to 200grams of smoked haddock. I used half fat creme fraiche. Rice was a bit stodgy but very tasty. I also added a little smoked paprika to intensify the smoked flavours. I cooked it with the suggested sesame broccoli accompaniment (John Torrodes recipe) Absolutely gorgeous! I will definitely make this again and try different varietions. great recipe and it makes loads. Much more like a 5-6 person quantity.
5th Feb, 2013
This is so easy, tasty & not many calories- wins everyway! I varied it slightly by adding carrots & spinach, omitted the creme fraiche & used river cobbler. Fed more than 4. Will definitely do this again


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