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Monday, 19 September 2016

Monday Munchies: Smoked Mackerel and Lemon Risotto


I've mentioned a few times before that me and Mrs Cool often get a box from Gousto and we have always been impressed with their recipes. One of our recent recipes was this Smoked Mackerel Risotto and it has been one of our favourites.

Ingredients:

This recipe will serve 2 people and you will need:

160g arborio rice
1 vegetable stock cube
40g of cornish clotted cream
1 lemon
100g British smocked mackerel fillet
1 tsp shoaxing wine (if you can't get this then a pale dry sherry will also work)
1 onion
50g pea shoots


Method:

Start by boiling a kettle and dissolving the stock cube in 700ml of boiling water, next dice the onion and sweat this down in a wide based pan with a little oil (I usually use rapeseed oil) it should only take about 5 minutes on a medium heat as you want the onions to be soft bit not too brown.
Next add the rice and stir with the oil and onions for about 30 seconds then add the wine and cook for a further 30 seconds. Add 240ml of the stock and keep stirring until all of the stock is absorbed (around 4-5 minutes should do). Keep adding more stock one ladle at a time and stir until each ladleful is absorbed.
Flake the mackerel fillet and add this to the pan along with a knob of butter when you're onto your last ladle of stock. Once the last ladle of stock is absorbed take the pan off the heat and add the clotted cream and the juice of half a lemon.
Now the risotto is done serve in a bowl and garnish with a quarter wedge of lemon and some pea shoots on top.

I've never made a risotto before this one as I always assumed it would be difficult but this was a really easy dish to make and was delicious. Let me know what you think.



When I made this I did a live cook-a-long on snapchat. Here is the video:



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Well, that's all for now.

S

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