Smoked Salmon King Prawn and Leek Risotto is a replica of one of my favourite meals from Prezzo – which I frequent quite alot as its conveniently placed right below my office block.
It takes about 1 hour to make with preparation and is a very nutritious recipe – packed with leeks, salmon and prawns. Ok, so the wine part you have to add is not the healthiest – but really, the wine is boiled off whilst cooking the rice and all you really taste is gorgeous infused rice with hints of white wine!
Of course, we didn’t know how to make it, but hey – we did a bloody good job of trying to replicate this dish! Did it taste like the Prezzo one? Close, but no cigar. I loved the taste of it though, although next time, I think we might use less white wine and add a bit more smoked salmon,
Here is the full recipe, Kimmy style!
- 3 leeks
- 500 grams Carnaloni Risotto Rice
- 350 grams King Prawn
- 2 fillets of Smoked Salmon
- 500 ml dry white wine
- 1.5 ltrs vegetable stock
- 170 grams Parmesan cheese (more if you are secret cheese eater like me)
Slice the leeks and fry them in olive oil till they are a little brown and soft. Be careful not to have the fire up too high as this will burn the leeks and believe me, no one wants burnt leeks my dear!
Add the rice into the fried leeks and mix in properly with leeks. Make sure that the rice is nicely coated with the olive oil in the pan
Add 500ml of white wine to the pan, slowly stir till it evaporates (but be careful not to let it burn)
Add a ladleful of the stock and simmer, stirring again, until the liquid has been absorbed. Continue adding the stock in this way, until all the liquid has been absorbed and the rice is plump and tender. Make sure the rice does not burn to the base of the pan. If you think the rice is becoming too ‘sticky’ you can choose to stop adding the stock, but risotto rice is actually supposed to be a little sticky people, so I promise you won’t be disappointed! (never stir the stock in all at once as the rice will not cook properly and you’ll just be left with stodgy vegetable stock rice!)
Add prawns to the mixture, mix mix mix!!
Then slice or cut the salmon into the pan. Again people – the key here is mix mix mix!
Grate and add the parmesan cheese to the pan. Need I say it again? MIX! 🙂 🙂 🙂
Ta-daa! And like magic – we have one Smoked Salmon King Prawn and Leek Risotto. Garnish with fresh parsley, add salt and pepper to your own taste. Nyum Nyum! Prezzo?! Who’s that?! 😉
Happy cooking lovelies,