Squid and chorizo is a marriage made in heaven – try it in this clever risotto recipe.
chorizo, finely diced
- 2 tbsp
onion, finely chopped
garlic clove, finely chopped
Arborio rice, or other Italian risotto rice
- 150ml/5fl oz dry
- 1 litre/1 pint 15fl oz
- 1 head
cauliflower, cut into small florets
parmesan cheese, grated
- 3 medium
squid, cleaned, cut into triangles
lemon, juice only
- 4 tbsp
- 4 tbsp red
Heat a frying pan until hot, add the chorizo and cook over a medium heat until the oils are released and the chorizo is just crisp.
Add half the butter and the olive oil, onion and garlic and fry for 2-3 minutes, or until softened.
Add the risotto rice and stir together until well coated in the pan juices. Cook for 1-2 minutes, or until the rice grains start to turn translucent.
Add the wine and cook for 3-4 minutes, or until nearly all of the liquid has evaporated.
Add a ladleful of the chicken stock to the pan and stir well. Cook for 1-2 minutes, or until nearly all of the stock has been absorbed, then add another ladleful of the stock. Repeat the process until the rice is cooked but still al dente. Add the cauliflower during the last five minutes of cooking.
Stir in the parmesan and season, to taste, with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Heat a frying pan until hot, add the remaining butter and squid and cook over a high heat for 1-2 minutes until golden brown and just cooked.
Season with salt and black pepper and finish with a squeeze of lemon.
To serve, spoon the risotto into serving bowls, top with the squid and a scattering of cress.