I want to make a smoked salmon risotto for dinner tonight as MIL is coming over. I can't find a recipe that matches what I want to do.
Can you give me opinions on this.
I want to cook the smoked salmon in the risotto as I (and MIL) adore it cooked. I have white wine and a lemon to cook in with the stock and I have asparagus and peas to go in the risotto. I have some rocket, baby spinach and parmesan shavings. As well as both chicken and vegetable stock.
Also have shallots, garlic, poss some ginger, black pepper, dried herbs and some fresh ones in the garden.
All the recipes I can find don't cook the salmon and tend to add something like mascopone which I don't want.
If I just did the salmon, asparagus and peas cooked with the risotto rice and the liquid made of a mixture of veg stock, white wine and lemon juice. Then served it with the rocket/baby spinach and parmesan on top, do you think that would work? What herbs would you put with it? Am not sure garlic/shallots would work with it.
I think that would work tbh, I don't think you need add any more flavourings as the smoked salmon is storng enough and will be lovely with the stock and lemon juice and white wine. Just season it with slat and pepper and keep it simple
I would do what omdb said and make a very striahgt forard plain risotto with maybe wine, spring onion and lemon - find a recipe and take out all the strong flavours. I would slice the salmon and put it in at the last moment with a touch of cream.
OK my smoked salmon risotto rocks and I use similar ingredients to what you have. I would fry shallots & garlic, add risotto, dry cook for 5 mins, then add wine, then add veg stock. Add asparagus, peas, smoked salmon & wilted chopped spinach in the last 5 mins - more than enough to cook those ingredients (although maybe put the asparagus in a little bit earlier). Or, as you suggested, alternatively leave out the spinach in the risotto and use it to serve with as salad. Not sure I would use rocket as well - maybe too many flavours there as rocket is quite strong - I am not a huge fan though. I wouldn't put herbs in - you have the shallots, garlic, wine, & the yummy smoked salmon - it will be lush. Just put lots of black pepper & parmesan as you say. You could put a bit of cream in but I find risotto is so gorgeously creamy anyway that I never use it. I'm very hungry now.