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Teriyaki mushroom risotto with red mullet and lime leaf foam

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Serves 4
From James Martin: Home Comforts
Jazz up a mushroom risotto with a fried fillet of red mullet and some Japanese flavours.


  1. Prepare the mushrooms by brushing off any dirt, trimming the stems and tearing any large ones in half.

  2. Pour the stock into a saucepan with the trimmings/stalks from the mushrooms and warm through.

  3. Heat a large frying pan or sauté pan until medium-hot. Add a knob of butter, the shallots and garlic and gently fry for a couple of minutes before adding the rice. Stir well, then add the wine and cook until the liquid has been absorbed.

  4. Add a couple of ladlefuls of stock at a time, simmering between each addition until the rice has absorbed all the stock. Repeat until all the stock has been used and the rice is tender - it should take about 12-15 minutes.

  5. While the rice cooks, heat a non-stick frying pan until hot. Add the remaining butter and a tablespoon of olive oil, add the mushrooms and cook over a high heat until just golden-brown and tender.

  6. Add the mushrooms to the risotto and stir through, then stir in the teriyaki sauce, mascarpone and parmesan.

  7. Pour the milk into a saucepan with the lime leaves and lecithin and bring just to a simmer. Blend with a stick blender to create a foam.

  8. Wipe the pan out, return it to the heat and add the last of the olive oil. Cook the red mullet skin-side down for a minute before turning over and cooking for another 30 seconds on the flesh side.

  9. Spoon the risotto into serving bowls, top with a fillet of red mullet, skin-side up, and finish with a spoonful of lime leaf foam.


  • 250g/9oz mixed oyster and shitake mushrooms
  • 600ml/20fl oz chicken stock
  • 25g/1oz butter
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 100g/3½oz risotto rice
  • 100ml/3½fl oz white wine
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 tbsp teriyaki sauce
  • 2 tbsp mascarpone
  • 2 tbsp freshly grated parmesan
  • 200ml/7fl oz full-fat milk
  • 4 lime leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp lecithin
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 red mullet fillets

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