Seafood Risotto Saffron With Lemon Grass Sauce


1 box of pre-packaged Risotto Ponto Saffron (I like to use the brand: GALLO)
1 250 gm packet of frozen mixed seafood
300 gm sole fillet
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 pieces sliced lemon rind
Ingredients for lemon grass sauce:
1/2 head garlic
1 stalk lemon grass (serai)
1/2 teaspoon oyster sauce
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/4 cube chicken stock bullion


Preparation for sauce: Dice lemon grass, sliced shallots and garlic and pound till very fine in pastel and mortar. Add oyster sauce, chicken stock bullion and sugar and mix well. Scoop up 1 table spoon to marinate the sole fillet for about 15 mins. Heat sauce pan with oil and add balance of mixture and sauté till fragrant. Turn off heat. Side the pan aside.
Preparation of the Rissoto Ponto Saffron: Just follow the instructions on the box. Have the risotto cooked and set aside.
Preparation of the Sole fillet and seafood: Cut Sole into 1 in by 2 ins and 2 cm thick pieces. Brush small amount of butter on frying pan and brown each side about 3 mins a side and put them aside on a plate. Heat olive oil and add lemon grass sauce, add mixed seafood and stir fry for 3 mins. Add in cooked risotto and mix well. Finally add the cooked sole fillet and transfer to serving plate and decorate the plate with cherry tomato and lemon rind. I serve this with a bowl of mints leave and egg soup and freshly baked baguettes.


It is very difficult to get pre-packaged Risotto Saffron in my country. In fact 1 year ago, there is none. We have to buy it either from Thailand or Singapore. I was so delighted to find them in our local supermarkets nowadays. Best of all, they are available in the supermarket near my home now.

I have made Risotto the traditional way many time so I wanted to try something new. I had some sole fillet and mixed seafood ready so I decided to try using lemon grass sauce for the risotto and see what’s the result. Well, as expected it taste good, the sauce compliment the fish and the seafood very well. My hubby is always the one who will let me know if my recipes works. As he is a very good cook himself and have tasted food all over the world, I trust this is tasty when he finished the whole plate. LOL!




Thursday, October 7, 2010 - 1:32am


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