Coriander and chilli pesto salmon tray bake risotto


Baked risottos are a hearty, family-friendly one-pan meal, and this recipe has plenty of herbs to keep it tasting fresh and zingy. It's flavoured with Sacla’ Fresh Coriander & Chilli Pesto, making this dish an aromatic twist on an Italian classic.

First published in 2023






Preheat the oven to 200°C/fan 180°C/gas mark 6


Trim, peel and finely chop the onion. Peel and grate or crush the garlic. Halve the peppers, scoop out the seeds and white pith, and roughly chop them


Set an ovenproof, shallow casserole dish on a medium heat and lightly coat the base with rapeseed oil. Add the onion and season with salt and pepper. Fry, stirring often, for 5-6 minutes or till the onion is soft and glossy. Stir in the garlic and fry, stirring often, for 2 minutes or till the pan is fragrant


Add the chopped peppers to the pan with the coriander pesto. Stir to lightly coat, then add the rice and stir to mix. Pour in the hot stock. Place the lid on the casserole dish or cover it with foil. Slide into the oven and bake for 30 minutes


While the rice bakes, trim the tenderstem broccoli and chop it into bite-sized chunks. Season the salmon fillets with salt and pepper. After 30 minutes, take the rice out of the oven and remove the lid. Add the broccoli and gently stir to mix. Place the salmon fillets on top of the rice. Return the dish to the oven, without the lid, and bake for a further 8–10 minutes. The salmon should be cooked through and the rice tender


Finely slice the chilli. You can halve it and scrape out the seeds and white pith for less heat. Top the salmon and rice with a generous handful of coriander leaves and the sliced chilli to garnish. Serve straight away

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