Basil Risotto with Trout Tartare

Basil Risotto with Trout Tartare

©Constantin Fischer

Basil Risotto with Trout Tartare

Basil Risotto with Trout Tartare

©Constantin Fischer

For the risotto:

Ingredients (Serves 4)

500
g
risotto rice
1
white onion
1/4
l
white wine
2
l
vegetable stock
1
clove of garlic, peeled, core removed
1
bay leaf
1
cinnamon stick, approx. 4 cm
2
handful
Parmesan cheese
1
bunch
basil
3
tablespoon
olive oil
sesame oil for cooking
pepper

For the trout tartare: Prepare 24 hours ahead of the risotto

Ingredients (Serves 4)

500
g
trout fillet
1
star anise
2
bay leaves
1
Kaffir lime leaf
1
tablespoon
coriander seeds
1
teaspoon
fennel seeds
1/2
teaspoon
white pepper
2
twigs
thyme
50
g
Maldon sea salt
40
g
brown sugar
olive oil

For the marinade:

Ingredients (Serves 4)

1
tablespoon
honey
1/2
lemon
1
tablespoon
olive oil
4
leaves
mint
salt
pepper
  • Peel the onion and cut into small cubes and sauté in a pot with sesame oil, add the rice and cook for approx. 2 minutes. Deglaze with white wine, gradually pour in the stock allowing the rice to absorb the stock before adding more. Be careful to not allow the rice to stick to the bottom of the pan whilst adding the stock by ensuring you stir well. The cooking time depends on the type of rice. After approx. 20 minutes add the garlic, bay leaf and cinnamon stick and continue to simmer the risotto. At the end it should have a nice, slurpy consistency with al dente rice. Coarsely chop the basil and add to a risotto bowl with the olive oil and Parmesan cheese. Mix well and add a little pepper. 
  • For the dressing, grind the spices in a food processor. Add salt, sugar and fresh thyme and sprinkle the spice mixture over the fish. Drizzle with olive oil and seal in vacuum bag. Leave to infuse in the refrigerator for at least 24 hours.
  • Take the trout out of the refrigerator, remove the pickle and the skin and cut it into fine cubes.
  • In a small bowl, mix honey, juice of one lemon, olive oil, salt, pepper and chopped mint for the marinade.
  • To serve, place the risotto rice in a bowl, place the trout on top, then drizzle with the marinade.

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