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Recipe of the Month – February 2019

Seafood & Spinach Risotto

Perfect for a Romantic night in….

Provided by Emlyn Sexon, Life’s Kitchen Company Head Chef

Serves 2

Spinach Rissotto


  • 1 x Banana Shallot25g butter
  • 1 x Garlic clove
  • 50 ml white wine
  • 150g Risotto Rice
  • 1 x Small packet baby spinach
  • 1 x small packet cooked prawns
  • Your choice of seafood (mussels, Scallops, squid)
  • 300 ml chicken Stock
  • 1 x lemon Pinch of saffron strands
  • Small bunch of parsley (chopped)
  • 20g parmesan (grated)
  • 1x Small Packet salad leaves
  • 40g Butter
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Olive oil


Small Dice the Shallot and Chop the garlic leave to one side, Put the chicken stock onto boil with the saffron and juice from half of the lemon.

Add the olive oil to a sauce pan and heat, sweat the onions and garlic for 2 minutes, and then add the rice, stir for one minute or until rice becomes transparent, Add the white wine, reduce the heat of the pan and stir rice until wine is totally absorbed, then slowly add the hot chicken stock a ladle at a time until rice is cooked, stirring all the time so rice doesn’t stick to the pan, when rice is cooked (should be about 20 mins) add the seafood and spinach and stir for a further three minutes, then add the parmesan, parsley and butter and season to taste, Serve in a bowl garnished with a quarter of lemon each and a drizzle of olive oil and the salad leaves on the side.

To serve:
Goes great with some warm crispy bread and your favourite bottle of white wine. Enjoy!