Herby cod & king prawn risotto

Herby cod & king prawn risotto

This twist on the classic dish features Italian-grown risotto rice and handy frozen fish portions. 

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  • Serves4
  • CourseMain meal
  • Prepare10 mins
  • Cook40 mins
  • Total time50 mins

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  • 1.2 L hot fish or vegetable stock
  • 25g unsalted butter
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 300g Gallo Carnaroli Risotto Rice
  • 125ml white wine
  • 25g pack flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 salad onions, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp nonpareille capers, rinsed and chopped
  • 1 unwaxed lemon, zest of all, juice of ½
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 280g pack Waitrose Frozen 2 MSC Cod Fillets, defrosted, skinned and cubed
  • 180g raw king prawns


  1. Pour the stock into a saucepan set over a very low heat. Melt the butter in a separate large saucepan or sauté pan and gently cook the onion for 8-10 minutes until softened but not coloured. Stir in the rice with a pinch of salt and cook for 1 minute.

  2. Pour in the wine then simmer for 2 minutes until fully absorbed. Add the hot stock, a ladleful at a time, stirring with each addition and cooking over a medium heat until the rice is almost tender and most of the stock is absorbed (15-20 minutes). Meanwhile, make a drizzle by stirring together the chopped parsley, salad onions, capers, lemon zest and juice and olive oil; season.

  3. Gently fold the cod into the rice and cook for another 5 minutes, until the fish and rice are cooked through and opaque and all the stock has been absorbed (for a softer texture, just add a little more stock). Add the prawns for the final 3-4 minutes of cooking, ensuring they are cooked through, opaque and fully pink. Season, then stir through the herby drizzle.


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2,339kJ/ 556kcals



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