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Leftover fennel and salmon risotto recipe

Leftover fennel and salmon risotto recipe

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Give this comfort dish a light-tasting twist with a hint of tarragon and serve simply with a green salad and a wedge of lemon. In order to make this dish you will also need to make our fennel and tarragon poached salmon recipe. From this recipe you will have 1 litre of reserved salmon poaching liquid left over, which you will need to make this risotto. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 5mins to prepare and 20mins to cook
  • 515 calories / serving
  • Healthy


  • 1tbsp oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 fennel, diced
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 2 sticks celery, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, roughly chopped
  • 300g arborio rice
  • 250ml (8fl oz) white wine
  • 200g (7oz) leftover salmon, flaked
  • 15g butter, cubed
  • 15g (1/2oz) Parmesan, grated
  • 1tbsp tarragon, chopped
Risotto rice can always be swapped for paella rice

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    15g 21%
  • Saturates

    4g 20%
  • Sugars

    7g 8%
  • Salt

    0.1g <1%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 67.2g Protein 19.9g Fibre 3g


  1. Heat the oil in a large pan over a medium heat and add the onion, fennel, carrot, celery and cook for 5 minutes. Add the garlic and rice and cook for 1 minute more. Add the wine and cook, stirring, until it has bubbled off.
  2. Once the wine has cooked off, add a couple of ladles of the warm salmon poaching liquid and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the liquid has bubbled off, keep repeating this process until all the liquid has been used up and the rice is al dente. Stir in the flaked salmon, butter, Parmesan and tarragon. Serve immediately.

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Please note that 200g (7oz) of salmon is not included in the shop ingredients list as this is a leftover, so you will need to enter the product in your shopping basket if making this recipe from scratch.

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