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monkfish wrapped in parma ham with a black olive and tomato risotto.

A wholesome but light fish dish, perfect for the beginnings of Autumn. As part of my second recipe featuring Parma ham, I've put together a seafood and prosciutto ensemble, on a bed of black olive and tomato risotto. My first recipe, Parma ham, ricotta and basil bruschetta, showcased a delicate starter or canapĂ© idea which would be perfect for party guests or a weekend lunch.

This risotto recipe is particularly great for a dinner party main, where you can make ahead the monkfish wrapped in prosciutto di Parma, allowing the Mediterranean inspired risotto to bubble away on the stove.

Shopping list. 
(Serves two)
For the fish
♥ 5-6 slices of prosciutto di Parma (One pack/70g)
♥ Two large monkfish fillets 

For the risotto
♥ One red onion, peeled and chopped
♥ A knob of butter
♥ Vegetable stock cube, dissolved in 200ml water
♥ Two garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
♥ 150g arborio or carnaroli risotto rice
♥ 100g vine tomatoes, sliced
♥ 50g black olives, sliced
♥ Salt and pepper to season
♥ Fresh basil
♥ Parmesan to serve 

Step one. Wrap your monkfish fillets in Parma ham and lay on a non stick baking tray.

Preheat your oven to 180 degrees C.

Step two. Begin by softening the onion with a little butter on a low heat. After ten minutes, add in the risotto rice and lightly toast. After 1-2 minutes, add in a little vegetable stock.

Step three. Add in the garlic and continue to cook the risotto, adding stock as it soaks up.

Step four. Put your monkfish in the oven and cook for 15-20 minutes until cooked through and crispy on top.

Step five. Continue to cook the risotto, adding in the tomato and olives. The risotto is cooked when the rice has softened.

Step six. Bring together and garnish with fresh basil and parmigiano reggiano. Season with black pepper.

Buon appetito!

Have you ever made any recipes with prosciutto di Parma? What are your favourite risotto recipes? I'll be creating some more Parma ham recipes throughout the year so stay turned to my Instagram, or go and check our some of their own on the official Prosciutto di Parma website. I'll also be heading to Parma this weekend - which I'll be sharing over on social too!

In collaboration with Prosciutto di Parma.


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