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Pan-Fried Monkfish, Bacon & Pea Risotto

Pan-Fried Monkfish, Bacon & Pea Risotto

with a Pea Shoot and Baby Plum Tomato Salad

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Preparation Time45 minutes
Difficulty levelMedium
serving amount
Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon
serving amount

1 unit(s)


125 grams

Baby Plum Tomatoes

1 bunch(es)


1 unit(s)

Garlic Clove

60 grams

Bacon Lardons

175 grams

Risotto Rice

15 grams

Vegetable Stock Paste


200 grams

Monkfish Medallions


120 grams


10 grams



40 grams

Grated Hard Italian Style Cheese

(ContainsMilk, Egg)

40 grams

Pea Shoots

Not included in your delivery

450 milliliter(s)

Water for the Risotto

1 tbsp

Olive Oil for the Dressing

Nutritional information
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per serving
per 100g
Energy (kJ)2877 kJ
Energy (kcal)688 kcal
Fat22.0 g
of which saturates9.0 g
Carbohydrate82 g
of which sugars7.0 g
Protein40 g
Salt2.8 g
Always refer to the product label for the most accurate ingredient and allergen information.
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Garlic Press
Oven dish
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Frying Pan
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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Preheat your oven to 200°C. Boil your kettle then pour the boiling water for the risotto (see ingredients for amount) into a measuring jug. Zest and halve the lemon. Halve the baby plum tomatoes. Pick the mint leaves from their stalks and roughly chop (discard the stalks). Peel and grate the garlic (or use a garlic press).


Heat a drizzle of oil in a large, wide-bottomed ovenproof pan on medium-high heat (if you don't have an ovenproof pan, use a normal saucepan and transfer to an ovenproof dish later). When hot, add the bacon lardons and stir-fry until golden, 3-4 mins. IMPORTANT: Wash your hands and equipment after handling raw meat. Then add the garlic and stir-fry for another 1 min. Add the risotto rice, stir and cook until the edges of the rice are translucent, 1-2 mins. IMPORTANT: Cook lardons thoroughly.


Next, add the boiled water and the vegetable stock paste to the pan, stirring well to combine. Bring back up to the boil, then pop a lid on the dish (or cover with foil) and bake on the middle shelf of your oven until the rice is cooked and the water has been absorbed, 20-25 mins. Your risotto is done when your rice is ‘al dente’ - cooked through but with a tiny bit of firmness left in the middle. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, mix together the olive oil for the dressing (see ingredients for amount) and a squeeze of lemon. Season with salt and pepper and leave the dressing aside.


About 10 mins before the risotto is ready, heat a drizzle of oil in a large frying pan on high heat. When hot, add the monkfish pieces to the pan. Season with salt and pepper and scatter over the lemon zest. Cook the monkfish pieces for 3-4 mins each side, adjusting the heat as necessary. When cooked, transfer to a plate and cover to keep warm. IMPORTANT: Wash your hands and equipment after handling raw fish. The monkfish is cooked when opaque in the middle.


When ready, remove from the oven and stir in the peas, butter, half the mint and half of the grated hard Italian style cheese. Squeeze in some lemon juice, taste and add more salt, pepper or lemon if needed. TIP: Add a splash of water if it has become a bit thick.


When everything is ready, divide the risotto between your bowls, lay the monkfish medallions on top and sprinkle the remaining cheese and mint on top to finish. Pop the pea shoots and baby plum tomatoes into the dressing bowl, toss to coat and serve alongside. Enjoy!