Taste of Cyprus Local Food Salmon and wild mushrooms risotto

Salmon and wild mushrooms risotto

By chef Marios Hadjiosif


300 gr (1 ½ cups) rice for risotto (Arborio)

1 fresh onion finely chopped

White wine

150 gr (About 3 cups) mixed wild dried mushrooms

3/4 cup hot water

2 ½ cup chicken broth

4 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon

100 gr (6 ½ chopped tablespoons) unsalted butter

4 pieces of salmon fillet, 150 gr. each

1-2 tablespoons of oil

4 large or 8 small green asparagus, slightly boiled

1 teaspoon of truffle oil

Salt and pepper


Step 1:

Add the dried mushrooms in a bowl, pour over hot water and let them soak for at least 20 minutes to soften. Then drain them well.

Step 2:

Saute the onion in the butter to wilt and add the drained mushrooms. Stir them well and pour in the rice. Stir it to spread the butter everywhere and pour over the wine. When it is absorbed all over, add chicken broth gradually with a spoon, stirring frequently. Wait until it is absorbed before you add another spoon, until the rise softens. Finally, stir in the tarragon and check the salt and pepper.

Step 3:

In the meantime, preheat the oven to 180 ° C and salt the salmon fillets. Heat a large non-stick frying pan in the fire, spread a little oil and add the salmon (skin side first). Remove them and put them on a baking dish and continue cooking in the oven for another 6-7 minutes. Divide the risotto in 4 dishes, put the salmon on top, garnish with asparagus and sprinkle the dishes with 2-3 drops of truffle oil .

Step 4:

Risotto: The best known risotto rice is Arborio, but you can also use Vialone Nano and Carnaroli.

Top Stories

Turkish rescue workers search for quake survivors; death toll rises to 27

  Turkish rescue workers searched through rubble for survivors on Saturday, as the death toll from a powerful earthquake that hit the Aegean Sea the...

New Covid restrictions possible next week, as numbers steadily high

  The government is looking into additional measures to stem the coronavirus surge over the last couple of weeks and according to Philenews, it's possible...

UK national missing since March

  UK national Nakita Yasmeen, 30, has been missing since March this year and authorities have launched yet another appeal for any information. She is thin,...

Man pays 22 thousand fine for trapping and killing dozens of ambelopoulia

  Α sixty three year old poacher in the Nicosia district was fined 22 thousand four hundred euro for illegally trapping and killing 68 songbirds...

26 covid patients at Famagusta General

  Twenty six patients suffering from coronavirus are currently being treated at the Famagusta General, the referral institution for covid-19, as the government is considering...


Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...


No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...