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Smoked Salmon and Prawn Risotto

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main, Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2 people


  • 190g raw peeled king prawns
  • 100g smoked salmon sliced
  • 0.5 red chilli half sliced and half finely chopped
  • 750ml fish stock
  • 25g butter
  • 1 small onion or a shallot chopped
  • 150g risotto rice
  • 50ml white wine
  • 100g frozen peas
  • zest and juice of 0.5 lemon
  • freshly ground black pepper


  • Pour the fish stock and sliced chilli into a saucepan and bring to the boil, then keep on a low simmer.
  • In a separate pan, melt half the butter over a medium heat. Stir in the onions/shallot and sweat gently for up to 5 minutes until soft but not coloured, stirring occasionally. Turn the heat up and stir the rice into the onions until completely coated in the butter, stir continuously until the rice is shiny and the edges of the grain start to look transparent – approx. 3 minutes.
  • Pour in the wine and simmer until totally evaporated. Add the stock, a ladleful at a time, stirring with each addition until absorbed. Continue adding stock a ladleful at a time and stirring the rice over a medium/low heat, until the rice is cooked al dente - this will take about 15 minutes (with a slightly firm, starchy bite in the middle).
  • Add the prawns and peas after 11 minutes.
  • Once cooked, the risotto should be creamy and slightly soupy. Stir through the chopped chilli, lemon juice and remaining butter. Let the risotto rest for a few mins, then serve, topped with the smoked salmon, lemon zest and freshly ground black pepper.


  • We had it with some crusty bread and a small dish of extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper – yum!


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Keyword fish stock, prawns, risotto, smoked salmon, white wine