As I'm hosting this month's Forever Nigella challenge I figured it was about time I got my act together and posted my entry. I've decided to do something a bit different and I made one of Nigella's savoury recipes. I had a browse through the Easter themed recipes on her website and struck gold with this one. It was perfect because I bought some reduced price smoked haddock a few weeks ago and had stashed it in the freezer without really knowing what I was going to do with it. I can't remember how much it cost now but I know it was too good an offer to pass up. I think I got around 500g for about £2.50 or something like that, in other words, it was a bargain not to be missed and I only needed half of it to make this risotto. Also fish is traditionally eaten on Good Friday which makes this a great dish for either lunch or dinner over the Easter weekend. The recipe in Nigella's words is "... a strange hybrid of a recipe: kedgeree cooked as if it were a risotto, that is to say Anglo-Indian influence, Italian method. " This dish elevates the lightly spiced, smoked fish and rice dish that many of us are familiar with to another level. As well all the traditional kedgeree flavours, you also get the creamy texture of a risotto. The recipe for the kedgeree risotto was originally published in "Feast" but Nigella has very kindly shared it on her website here. On the whole I largely stuck to the recipe, I do have a tendency to tweak savoury recipes and this was no exception. As a good cook should, I was tasting the risotto throughout the cooking process and decided that it wasn't quite spicy enough so added a small pinch of chilli flakes to the turmeric, cumin and coriander already present. I also left out the quails eggs as it seemed like too much faff and neither of us are keen on boiled eggs anyway. When it came to poaching the fish I didn't have any mace so improvised with freshly ground nutmeg instead and am pleased to say it worked well. I did make the effort to buy white wine for this risotto even though I mentioned in my lamb and leek risotto post recently that I don't tend to bother. I cheated a bit and bought a 250ml carton of supermarket value brand white wine. I'm not a connoisseur of white wines as I much prefer a bold cabernet sauvignon or shiraz. I also wanted to use some of it in a quick pasta dish the next day. I ended up being pleasantly surprised with the small glass of wine that was leftover as when it was chilled it did actually taste reasonably pleasant. I'm sure I've probably horrified any wine snobs out there but as the main reason for buying cheap wine was for cooking with, I think I get away with it. This risotto is also a dish that I will add to my 'cook again' list as it was fantastic and I could've eaten the whole pot! I'm entering this into Forever Nigella originally started by Sarah at Maison Cupcake and this month hosted by me. Also into Credit Crunch Munch run by Helen at Fuss Free Flavours (this month's host) and Camilla at Fab Food 4 All.