Smoked haddock & leek risotto

Smoked haddock & leek risotto

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 35 mins


Serves 4
There's no tedious stirring with this one - just stick it in the oven until creamy and delicious

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal444
  • fat10g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs64g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre3g
  • protein29g
  • salt3.34g
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  • small knob of butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 1 large leek, thinly sliced



    Like garlic and onion, leeks are a member of the allium family, but have their own distinct…

  • 300g risotto rice, such as arborio or carnaroli
    Risotto rice

    Risotto rice

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

  • 700ml fish or vegetable stock
  • 250ml full-fat milk



    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a 'complete' food…

  • 375g undyed smoked haddock, skinned and cut into large chunks
  • 3 tbsp crème fraîche
  • 100g baby spinach


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Heat the butter in a large ovenproof dish over a medium heat. Cook the leek for 4-5 mins, stirring regularly, until just tender. Add the rice and stir for a further 2 mins.

  2. Add the stock and milk, bring to the boil and bubble for 5 mins before sitting the haddock on top. Cover with a lid or foil and bake in the oven for 18 mins until the rice is tender.

  3. Fold in the crème fraîche and spinach, season with plenty of black pepper, then cover the pan again and leave to rest out of the oven for 3 mins before serving – the steam will soften the spinach.

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3rd Sep, 2014
I don't usually comment but this was good!!!!!! You could add all sorts to bulk it out if you wanted too but also perfect as is!
30th Aug, 2014
Very delicious with lots of taste to it. The recipes works a treat and the only seasoning I needed was black pepper. Added some chives, parsley and garlic and this worked really well with the other flavours.
21st Jul, 2014
This is a very simple and delicious risotto recipe, which now features on our families weekly menu by popular demand from our kids! I used to stand over a simmering pot slowly adding stock for ages, now all the stock goes into a casserole dish, placed in the oven and 17 minutes later it's ready! I've used this method for several types of risotto recipes and ill never look back. An added bonus is the delicious crust that forms at the bottom of the dish. Try it and love it!
9th May, 2014
really delicious and so easy, we used half fat creme fraiche and semi skimmed milk and all ca out fine, added frozen peas when stirring in the fish and spinach which added perfect burts of sweetness and extra veg. also fried the onions in the beginning with some crushed garlic and added a small glass of white wine when first cooking the rice, probably unnecessary but best risotto tips! also added a pinch of parmesan and everyone was asking for more so hard cheese goes really well
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18th Mar, 2014
A really simple and tasty recipe; incredibly creamy and totally satisfying. Will definitely be making this dish again. It's perfect for when you're short on time.
17th Mar, 2014
Great recipe and so simple and quick. I used semi skimmed milk and reduced fat creme fraiche and they work fine.
12th Feb, 2014
This is a GORGEOUS recipe which is really quick and easy to cook! my family including my 3yr old and 6 yr old loved it and it will definately become a regular meal in our house. I used vegetable stock instead of fish stock and I didn't have any Creme fraiche so used some double cream instead and I also added peas and sweetcorn to get more veg into the kids.
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11th Jan, 2014
This is the most delicious risotto I have ever made. And so easy to make. It will definitely become a staple meal in our house. I used peas instead of spinach. Absolutely lovely.
19th Nov, 2013
One of our all time favourites and so easy to do. Love it.
19th Oct, 2013
Good, straightforward recipe with delicious result! I also added a bit of white wine and tarragon. Didn't have any spinach, but added green beans that I had microwaved briefly


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