I'd been meaning to cook Smoked Haddock chowder when I got the fish at the supermarket, but it just didn't seem like a chowder kind of day - too much of a wintery dish I think. So I googled a smoked haddock risotto recipe and up popped this one from BBC Good Food.
My version is slightly sloppier than theirs - never a good thing really, but I'll hold my hands up to adding too much stock, an easy mistake to make... It's actually only my second risotto I've made, although it's something I will order if eating out. My Mum can't abide the texture of risotto, it's one of her food hates, which meant it wasn't something I cooked.
If I'm having a rice based dish I would rather have paella, mostly because it reminds me of my Grandparents out in Tenerife, but also because it's colourful. My risotto here looks.... well, green.
I wasn't sure if I would like this risotto, I'm more of a prawn and pea risotto, or mushroom risotto kinda gal. It was delicious though, gooey, moorish, comforting but without being heavy. I used vegetable stock rather than chicken, because I wanted more of a fresh veggie flavour to come through, I did add a wee bit much cheese to serve... But I like cheese....
Do you have a favourite risotto?