Squid and chorizo is a marriage made in heaven – try it in this clever risotto recipe.
200g/7oz chorizo, finely diced
2 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
250g/9oz Arborio rice, or other Italian risotto rice
150ml/5fl oz dry white wine
1 litre/1 pint 15fl oz chicken stock
1 head cauliflower, cut into small florets
25g/1oz parmesan cheese, grated
3 medium squid, cleaned, cut into triangles
½ lemon, juice only
4 tbsp parsley cress
4 tbsp red amaranth cress
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.
Type the ingredients you want to use, then click Go. For better results you can use quotation marks around phrases (e.g. "chicken breast"). Alternatively you can search by chef, programme, cuisine, diet, or dish (e.g. Lasagne).
James Martin takes a look back at some of his best moments from Saturday Kitchen.
This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.