Friday 28 September 2012

Creamy Smoked salmon, Leek and blue cheese risotto....

As you will know on a Friday I try to find you a picture to make you smile.  This week I am sharing a recipe with you...cos it certainly made me smile.  :-)  I often make a risotto for tea and I adjust the basic recipe depending on what I've got in the fridge.  I usually add mushrooms but this week I had none in the fridge so I added a finely chopped leek instead.  I don't tend to weigh out all my ingredients so a little more or less really doesn't matter but I have to say this combination now comes highly recommended....yum yum

Creamy Smoked salmon, Leek and blue cheese risotto   [serves 2]

160g risotto rice
1/2 litre vegetable stock.....boiling
1/2 cup of white wine....guess you can drink the rest of the bottle!
1 medium onion....finely sliced
1 leek....finely cut into rounds
I packet of smoked salmon trimmings....cut into 1-2cm pieces
creamy blue cheese.....cut into 1-2cm pieces
couple of hands full of frozen peas
1oz butter 
Grated Parmesan cheese

Melt butter in a saucepan and gently fry onions and leeks til soft.  Add rice and fry until the grains are starting to turn translucent.  Add the wine and frozen peas and then the hot stock little by little, stirring continuously. Cook for 18-20 minutes, until all the liquid has been absorbed and the rice is tender with a little crunch.  When adding the last ladle of stock add  the salmon and cook until most of the moisture is absorbed.  Turn the heat off and add in the blue cheese, stirring until melted.  Serve with a topping of the grated Parmesan cheese......yum yum yum

I hope you give this a go cos I just know you will love it.
Have a great weekend.
Annie x


French Nanny said...

Well, I'm certainly going to try it. Though I have never seen the smoked salmon trimmings over here so I might have to use a piece of fresh salmon...

Di said...

Coo, one to try Annie! Sound delish.

In fact I do have a recipe here for later as well :)

Hugs, Di xx

mashy20 said...

Sounds delicious! Shame brent doesn't like blue cheese thou :-( x

mountainear said...

sounds like our kind of supper. Will definitely try it.

Di said...

Ha, ha - hopped back to link this into my Friday Feast Annie - like the idea of drinking the rest of the bottle of wine :) Hugs, Di xx

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Annie,

I love salmon! It looks very delish but I must admit, I'm not a blue cheese fan. I could easily leave that out and substitute another more milder cheese.

Thanks for popping over and leaving a lovely comment on my knitting. It's relaxing for me.

I more than likely won't be at WOYWW next week as I'll be driving to Colorado.


Twiglet said...

Sounds delicious - one to try next week. x Jo

Angie said...

Risotto is not something I make ...but I love it when out...funny thing is I have just put risotto rice on my shopping list for next week. I would love this but the others wouldn't so ...I shall just play with it as i am the only one that likes blue cheese and smoked salmon ...I know ...they are mad. May be I could just eat the lot my self lol xx

Hettie said...

Mmmmmn! Lurve risotto so will have to give it a go!

Pondside said...

I'm printing this one out - it looks like the sort of thing I'd love to eat on a damp fall evening. I hope you are all dry in your part of the world after the terrible weather of earlier in the week.

JoZart Designs said...

I can imagine how tasty this will be and certainly intend to give it a try.... it really ticks a lot of "likes" for me.....Thanks for that
jo x

Neet said...

Mmm some of my favourite tastes in there so a big smile from me but I still missed seeing the grandees. They make me 'beam' for a while.

Hugs, Neet xx