Lemon, Herb and Fish Risotto

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Karen Elizabeth

An unusual, delicately flavoured, fish risotto. The trick to risotto, is allowing the rice to completely absorb each addition of stock. from Kitchen Classics : The Italian Kitchen

Top Review by Jock M.

Excellent, very soft subtle flavours. I used home made stock from home grown Jade Perch from my aquaponics set up. The fish I used were locally caught Mullet fillets. Next time Ill try adding some Winter Tarragon.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt half the butter in a frying pan. Add the fish in batches, and fry over medium-high heat for 3 minutes, or until the fish is just cooked through.
  2. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  3. Pour the fish stock into another saucepan, bring to the boil, cover, and keep at simmering point.
  4. To the first pan, add the remaining butter, onion and garlic, and cook over medium-heat for 3 minutes, or until the onion is tender.
  5. Add the turmeric and stir for one minute.
  6. Add the rice, and stir to coat.
  7. Add 1/2 cup of the fish stock, and cook, stirring constantly, over low heat, until all the stock has been absorbed.
  8. Continue adding 1/2 cup of stock at a time, until all the stock has been added, and the rice is translucent, tender and creamy.
  9. Stir in the lemon juice, parsley, chives and dill.
  10. Add the fish, and stir gently.
  11. Serve garnished with slices of lemon or lime, and herb sprigs.

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