Salmon, Spring Onion and Chilli Risotto with Thermomix®

Salmon, Spring Onion and Chilli Risotto with Thermomix® This is a paid collaboration with Thermomix®. For more information, please see our Disclosure Policy.

This month we are continuing our partnership with Thermomix®, the ultimate kitchen gadget. The Thermomix® can do dozens of amazing things, many of which we have explored in our other recipes. Even better, it can do some of these things at once. Creating a dish like risotto usually requires a lot of time standing over the hob. But not with Thermomix®! Our Salmon, Spring Onion and Chilli Risotto requires minimum intervention from the cook and can all be done with the one device – Thermomix®!

Don’t worry if you do not yet own a Thermomix® – the recipe can be made without one. However, Thermomix® and risotto are a match made in heaven, as you will soon see.

Salmon, Spring Onion and Chilli Risotto close up

What is Thermomix®?

Risotto usually requires constant stirring and adding stock to create the perfect consistency. The Thermomix® does all this while simultaneously steaming the salmon. You are then free to spend more time with the ones you love. From meal prep to cleaning, the TM6 makes cooking effortless as it is a master of so many kitchen tasks. The Thermomix® can blend, chop, ferment, slow cook, sous vide, thicken sauces, make ice-cream and create soups from start to finish.

The Thermomix® does everything in record time and then cleans itself afterwards!

There are literally thousands of guided recipes available with the Thermomix® app, Cookidoo®, meaning you can search for any recipe and be guided through step by step. The variety and standard of recipes available is impressive. We cannot wait to keep experimenting with all the wonderful things that Thermomix® can do. Our first idea was to make these amazing strawberry scones with whipped cream in the recipe.

For more information, or to arrange a free online demonstration, check out the Thermomix®website.

Salmon Risotto with Thermomix

Salmon, Spring Onion and Chilli Risotto


  • 2 regular salmon fillets
  • Salt
  • Lemon Juice
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 40g spring onions
  • ½ medium red chilli
  • 35g butter
  • 25ml + extra virgin olive oil
  • 200g arborio rice
  • 100ml good white wine
  • 600ml chicken (or fish) stock
  • 40g mascarpone cheese
  • Lemon juice
  • 10g parsley (for the pesto)
  • 50ml extra virgin olive oil
  • 20g parsley
  • ½ clove of garlic
  • 20g almonds
  • 25g pecorino cheese
Salmon, Spring Onion and Chilli Risotto very close up


Serves 2

Salt the salmon fillets (using about 3g of salt), then place them on a square of baking paper and add oil and a squeeze of lemon juice.  Place the prepared fillets, on the baking paper, within the Varoma tray and cover. If you do not yet own a Thermomix®, you can simply steam or bake the salmon separately, as you usually would.

Put the garlic, chilli and spring onions in the Thermomix® and chop them for 4 seconds at Speed 5.

Add 25ml of extra virgin olive oil and 25g of the butter. Sauté for 3 minutes at 120°c, Speed 1.

Salmon in Varoma tray being steamed

Add the rice and ‘toast’ it for 3 minutes at 120°c, Speed 1.

Pour in the wine and then reduce it for 1 minute at 100°c, Speed 1. Again, you can do this on a traditional hob.

Pour in the stock, then set the Thermomix® to cook for 20 minutes, 100°c, Speed 1. As you do this, take the ‘measuring cup’ out of the lid and place the Varoma tray with the salmon on it on top of the Thermomix®.

When the risotto is cooked, put the salmon, still covered, to one side, then add most of the parsley, the remaining 10g of butter, the mascarpone cheese, a squeeze of lemon juice and some freshly ground black pepper to the Thermomix®. Stir it in using the spatula or set the Thermomix® to speed 1.5 for 1 minute (no heat). Taste and season to your liking.

Serve the risotto in warmed bowls, with the salmon fillets laid on top, sprinkled with the remaining parsley and a last squeeze of lemon.

We served the dish with a smear of almond, parsley and pecorino pesto- to make that, put all the ingredients in the Thermomix® and give it repeated 3-second blasts at speed 7 until it reaches the consistency you like.

Close up of Salmon Risotto with pesto

Thermomix® Inspiration

We were inspired to create this Salmon, Spring Onion and Chilli Risotto recipe by the simplicity and many functions of Thermomix®. Our delicious risotto and mouth-watering salmon with flavourful pesto will impress any guests but will not mean you have to slave away in the kitchen for hours.

If you enjoyed this recipe, check out our previous dishes:

Strawberry Scones with Honey & Almonds with Thermomix®

Leek and Parsnip Soup with Egg & Prosciutto with Thermomix®

Risotto recipes:

Apricot Risotto

This is a paid collaboration with Thermomix®. For more information, please see our Disclosure Policy

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