Dill Risotto with Salmon

This is rather a simple, modest, yet very flavourful, filling and soul-satisfying risotto dish that's quick and easy to make. From vegetables, fruit to meat, poultry, and seafood, the variations are endless, just like pasta. Get yourself a glass of Valpolicella Classico Superiore or Pinot Grigio if you prefer white, and enjoy!
Recipe adapted from Essen und Trinken

  • 1 Onion, finely diced
  • 3 tbsp Olive oil
  • 150 g Risotto rice
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • 50 ml White wine
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 200 g Salmon steak
  • 500 ml Vegetable stock, hot
  • 2 tbsp Chopped dill
  • 2 tbsp Green peas
  • 2 tbsp Creme fraiche
  1. Heat two tablespoons of olive oil in a skillet on medium heat. Add in the diced onion and stir until tender. Add in risotto rice and minced garlic. Stir until rice becomes translucent. Pour in the white wine. Simmer until the wine is absorbed.
  2. Cut the salmon into inch-sized dices. Season with salt and pepper. Heat one tablespoon of oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add in diced salmon and cook until lightly golden.
  3. Season the risotto with salt and pepper. When the wine is all absorbed, add half of the hot stock and keep stirring, until that has been absorbed. Pour in the rest of stock, stirring frequently until the rice is cooked al dente. This will take 20 minutes or more.
  4. Add in chopped dill, green peas and creme fraiche. When the rice is cooked, gently stir the pan-fried diced salmon into the risotto, and cook for a further 1-2 minutes to heat through. Season, to taste, with salt and black pepper and serve.


Heavenly Housewife 29/11/10 20:22

Delicious, and salmon is so good for you. I heard on tv that if you have salmon once a week, it lowers your chance of getting Alzheimers later in life by 60%!
*kisses* HH

Priya 29/11/10 20:38

Looks absolutely divine, droolworthy risotto..

Soumya 29/11/10 20:51

wow...delicious and very tempting combo...

Anonymous 29/11/10 20:56

That looks really delicious!

Ananda Rajashekar 29/11/10 21:01

How comforting they look...wish to have one bowl :)

Roxan 29/11/10 21:13

Angie, I love that you used dill in this dish - it's my favorite herb! Is there a trick to keep the salmon from flaking? I feel like it would break apart.

Pauline 29/11/10 21:32

Yes I could go for that - with some of your spelt bread pls.

Bo 29/11/10 21:38

Looks and sounds great...I bet the dill gives it a wonderful fresh flavor.

Foodie Ann 29/11/10 21:50

I should try riscotto rice someday...This looks good...:)

aipi 29/11/10 21:56

I love risotto! This flavor combination sounds awesome..

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Angie's Recipes 29/11/10 22:04

I thought flaking (slightly) is pretty normal, as long as they are still in shape, it's fine. Otherwise, it might indicate "overcooked or dry".

Torviewtoronto 29/11/10 22:10

lovely presentation looks yummy

Fimère 29/11/10 22:19

très appétissant ce risotto
bonne soirée

Belinda @zomppa 29/11/10 23:22

It looks so comforting and elegant and colorful at the same time!

Dishesdone 29/11/10 23:45

Looks excellent! We finally started to like salmon around here, this would go over very well!

Lisa H. 30/11/10 00:06

Your risotto is irresistable... imagining the taste...yummmm

doggybloggy 30/11/10 00:50

I hate that my favorite blogger chefs live so far away - this looks so delicious I would love to taste some!

Karen 30/11/10 01:14

What a wonderful dish! The salmon chunks look so tender and moist. Risotto is on my need-to-make list. Still haven't made it...I know it shouldn't scare me, but it does. I've heard so many horror stories of risotto gone wrong!

Cake Duchess 30/11/10 01:29

Hi Angie-lovely risotto. Risotto is one of my favorite comfort dishes. I really like how you made it with dill and salmon.

Terrianne, Call me Ree 30/11/10 01:31

Salmon has never looked more divine! What a gorgeous dish. =)

Elin 30/11/10 01:52

Angie...this is so good...dill and salmon in risotto...PERFECT combo. I want to try making this too as you know salmon is my favourite. Now is to get the risotto rice :p For the time being let my imagination do the work for me and whet my appetite till I get the risotto rice :)

Peanutts 30/11/10 01:55

wow, love that photo, still waiting to make risoto hehe, have to find risotto rice first :)

Magic of Spice 30/11/10 03:17

I will take mine exactly like that, thank you :) Delicious!

Kitchen Corner 30/11/10 03:22

This risotto looks delicious! I still haven't got guts to try risotto. That's very Italian dish which I'm afraid my family couldn't accept the texture :)

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 30/11/10 03:35

We love Valpolicella so a glass of Valpo and this delightful dish sounds perfect to me. You know I love salmon ;)

jane deere 30/11/10 04:14

I love risotto...this looks delicious!

January 30/11/10 05:40

omg, that salmon dish looks so yummy! i've only been doing limited dishes with salmon and you just showed me another versatile way of dealing with it. thanks for posting this! ;)

tigerfish 30/11/10 05:52

A nutritious and delicious salmon risotto :)

theUngourmet 30/11/10 05:59

I'll definitely take mine with the salmon. This looks excellent!

kitchen flavours 30/11/10 06:09

The salmon looks yummy with the risotto. This would be a perfect weekend lunch!

Marisa 30/11/10 06:21

I used to not be a huge fan of dill but it has grown on me--now it is one of my favorite flavors. It is so fresh and distinctive--and it goes so well with salmon. Beautiful dish!


Dr.Sameena Prathap
30/11/10 06:27

Hey Angie,

Simple,yet beautiful comfort food...:)



Jeannie 30/11/10 06:57

I have a packet of leftover risotto begging to be cooked...this looks like just the recipe for to follow:D Love the salmon chunks in it!

3 hungry tummies 30/11/10 07:26

That is a great looking risotto Angie! Love it!

Lena Rashmin Raj 30/11/10 10:02

droolworthy dish Angie.. im getting aroma here. :)

Honey Bee Sweets 30/11/10 10:36

This looks really good Angie! It's been ages since I made riosotto and you just got me motivated. :) however can I omit the white wine here? Don't think I will want to buy a bot just for this... : P

Anonymous 30/11/10 10:40


Michael Toa 30/11/10 10:53

looks divine. Dill and salmon are perfect combination, and creamy risotto... YUM.

Happy Cook 30/11/10 13:21

I love risotto but hubby don't like them at all, wish i had this for dinner.

Danielle 30/11/10 13:25

This sounds delicious! I love risotto, and I almost always pair my salmon with dill so this sounds like one hell of a dish!

Paul Jennette 30/11/10 14:35

Love salmon and Dill together! This is a perfect dish for the nasty weather we are experiencing right now in Chicago land. I hope all is well with you and yours.

Elisabeth 30/11/10 14:43

Hi Angie-We make risotto quite often, but have not made it with salmon and dill. What a gorgeous and perfect combination. Love the addition of the creme fraiche as well.
Will certainly make this soon!

Cherine 30/11/10 15:07

Looks absolutely divine!!!

Faith 30/11/10 15:42

One of the things I really love about risotto is how versatile it is...this is a brilliant new risotto flavor combo for me! Salmon and dill sound lovely in it!

Claudia 30/11/10 15:44

Putting this on my to-do list. Love all the ingredients - the creme fraiche with the salmon just heightens it. And then there's always the wine...

Stella 30/11/10 15:58

Hey Angie, this is the kind of rustic food my Mom makes. I know how simple yet wonderful it is. Plus, salmon and peas are just meant to be together:)-yum!

She's Cookin' 30/11/10 16:33

These are a few of my favorite things♬ Can you hear Julie Andrews :) Salmon and peas with pasta is something I make regularly so I'll have to try it with risotto next time - looks delicious!

Dimah 30/11/10 16:41

That looks so scrumptious!

Gulmohar 30/11/10 19:28

Perfect meal...am hungry now..

Monet 30/11/10 22:28

Hi Angie! I'm always a bit intimidated when it comes to risotto...which is a shame because it tastes so good! I'm going to have to give your salmon variety a try! Thanks for sharing, my sweet friend! Have a great Tuesday.

tasteofbeirut 30/11/10 22:40

Beautiful risotto! I have made risotto many many times but never with salmon; yet it is a great idea~

Anonymous 1/12/10 01:37

This looks great!! I love risotto...I will have to try this one soon! Thanks! :)

~Christina @ Sweet Pea's Kitchen

lisaiscooking 1/12/10 02:29

The salmon and dill sound delicious in this! And, the creme fraiche is the perfect touch.

Emily Z 1/12/10 02:59

Salmon and dill is such a great combination. I posted a salmon/dill recipe a few months ago that I just adore. Risotto is awesome, too!

Swee San 1/12/10 03:33

Nice and simple dish. and healthy too!

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets 1/12/10 04:50

I've heard that dill and salmon go great together. And what better to bind them than creamy risotto. A lovely dish, Angie!

TasteHongKong 1/12/10 05:01

Dill is always good with fishes, no questions in risotto too : ).

Juliana 1/12/10 06:04

Risotto with salmon and dill it sure looks delicious. The pictures are SO SO inviting :-)

Ivy 1/12/10 08:26

A very scrumptious dish.

Anncoo 1/12/10 11:00

This is simply delicious and healthy and I love one dish meal :)

Jo 1/12/10 12:35

I have not made risotto for ages and the flavours of this sounds so yummy!

Joanne 1/12/10 13:04

I love finding new risotto recipes! Salmon is my favorite fish so this sounds absolutely delicious to me.

Jenn 1/12/10 14:17

That looks divine! I love dill with fish...they were meant to be together!

sweetlife 1/12/10 15:54

risotto,salmon and dill oh a perfect dinner idea!! thanks for sharing


Cherry On A Cake 1/12/10 16:54

a very comforting looking dish Angie. i ve never made risottos.Maybe its about time I did.. reminds me of Asian rice porridge everytime i see a risotto. Comfort food.

Georgia (The Comfort of Cooking) 1/12/10 17:10

What a stunning salmon risotto! I have never played around much with different varieties of risotto, or salmon for that matter, but this is an excellent idea for dinner! Thank you for sharing, Angie. I look forward to trying this.

whatsfordinneracrossstatelines 1/12/10 19:23

Oh Angie, this dish has me starving. I love all the flavors in here, I can almost smell it. I love the cute way you cute the fish up too!

Rosa's Yummy Yums 1/12/10 20:33

Dill is a great addition to this risotto! A yummy dish.



Biren @ Roti n Rice 2/12/10 00:30

I love dill with salmon and so I know this will be good. It's about dinner time and your dish is making me hungry.

Nammi 2/12/10 07:05

Hi angie, Its me peanutts ,.... or rather the old one, please dont accept any mail from my old peanutts email address as some one has hacked it,

Kelsey 2/12/10 19:22

ah! that sounds so great! I love risotto and salmon, their rich and creamy flavors are sure to compliment

Chef E 5/12/10 16:37

Wonderful way to put the two combination's together in a comforting dish! Hubby will love this one, as well as me drooling from this pic!

OysterCulture 6/12/10 03:41

What a delicious and savory dish, I have always loved the dill and salmon combo and with risotto this would make a wonderful winter meal.


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