Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Salmon and Leek Risotto

Hi there! Sorry it has been so long since I last posted, I've been so busy with work and planning our wedding. It's getting to the stage where Dave can help me organise things which is nice, as he's been asking if there's anything he can do for a while now.

Luckily, Dave is an amazing cook, and is inexplicably good at making up recipes off the top of his head. He has been cooking for us a lot lately, something for which I count myself very lucky. I cook, but usually straight from a recipe, because I'm too scared of messing it up.I don't think he's ever cooked a meal that I didn't like. Yes I'm biased, but I swear it's true :) This recipe is adapted from an old one that my mum had on hand, which Dave didn't quite like because of the little bones that tend to come in cans of salmon.

To make Dave's super tasty salmon and leek risotto, you will need: 

1 leek
1 clove of garlic
2 salmon fillets (skin off)
4 1/2 teaspoons vegetable stock powder
1 1/2 cups arborio rice
60 grams butter
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
chives to garnish

First, you will need to put about 7 cups water and the stock powder in a pot, and put it on to boil. While it's boiling chop the leek and garlic fairly fine. Then add the garlic to the stock.

Once the stock has boiled, bring the temperature down a little. Place the salmon fillets in stock and simmer for 5 - 6 minutes.
Scoop the salmon out of the stock and put it aside on a plate. Take the stock off the heat and put it aside also. In a separate, heavy-based pot, melt the butter with a dash of oil, then put the leek in to cook. 
Once the leek has started to soften, pour the rice in and make sure it is coated with the butter, oil and leek. Add a dash of salt and pepper to taste.
Once the rice is coated, bring the temperature to a low - medium low heat and add two ladles of the stock. Once that has absorbed into the rice, add another. Keep doing this until all the stock is gone or the rice has completely cooked (about 6 or 7 cups). Make sure you stir occasionally to ensure all the rice is cooked evenly. 
While the rice is cooking, separate the salmon into flakes.

Once you have finished cooking the rice, stir through the salmon, then the parmesan. 
You're all done! Garnish with freshly picked chives to serve. Enjoy!

This has fast become one of my favourite, and most-requested meals that Dave cooks for me. I hope you love it too :) Do you have a favourite meal your loved one cooks for you?

1 comment:

  1. Looks yummy - will have to alter my original recipe :)