Fresh & light chowder

Fresh & light chowder

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 40 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

There's no need for shop-bought soup with this quick and nutritious recipe

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
255
protein
20g
carbs
40g
fat
3g
saturates
1g
fibre
5g
sugar
15g
salt
1.09g

Ingredients

  • 100g smoked haddock fillets and 100g unsmoked, skin on
  • 500ml skimmed milk
  • 500ml vegetable stock
  • 2 thyme sprigs
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 leek, sliced
  • 1 large sweet potato, diced
  • 200g can sweetcorn in water, drained
  • 50g red lentils
  • small handful parsley, chopped
  • crusty bread, to serve

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Method

  1. Place the fish in a deep frying pan, then add the milk, stock and thyme. Bring to the boil and take off the heat; leave until cool enough to handle. Take out the fish (reserving the liquid), peel off the skin and flake the fish onto a plate, to use later.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large saucepan. Gently fry the onion, garlic and leek for 8-10 mins until soft and translucent. Add the sweet potato, sweetcorn and lentils, then pour over the liquid you cooked the fish in. Bring to the boil and simmer for 30 mins. Check the seasoning and semi-blitz with a hand blender – I like to leave it quite rough. Add the flaked fish and chopped parsley. Serve piping hot with some crusty bread.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2009

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mali's picture
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hmmm delicious

karagourlay's picture
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We loved this recipe, really tasty and warming. Easy to make and has a lovely sweet flavour.

esthersnook's picture
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Would also be nice with a squeeze of lemon

sjcauser1's picture
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This is a lovely recipe and makes an impressive dinner party starter. I used an ordinary potato as my hubby is not keen on sweet potatoes. Simple to make, healthy and very tasty.

hatonon's picture
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I think I used too much sweet potato in this, and as a result it looked very unappetizing once partially blitzed. I would use only ordinary potato in the future (and wouldn't bother with the blitzing). Made it with salmon rather than haddock and it tasted really good - just looked horrid!

Frantic Flapjack's picture
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Lovely, light, colourful and tasty!!

yolivier1's picture

My flatmate is allergic to fish, could I add chicken instead of fish or seafood?

kimberlyg's picture
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really enjoyed this! wasnt very optimistic with the four stars it had been rated but definatly a winner in our house.

cubahouse's picture
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Loved this, delicious and healthy. So filling.

charnorthy's picture
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Am on a mission to try new recipes from this site and this was my first!
Really enjoyed the take of this was much more moreish than i expected so was a lovely warming treat!
Did not have any leeks but did not seem to make the chowder any less tasty.
Anyone had any other ideas of what vegetables can be used in this to give it extra texture?
Yummy and scrummy :D

kat_atherton's picture
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deliciously warming and filling!!

alisonpg's picture
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Easy to do and very tasty - I prepared it exactly as instructed and it was excellent! Great for cold winter evenings when you need warming up. Healthy but still filling and satisfying.

alisonpg's picture
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Easy to do and very tasty - I prepared it exactly as instructed and it was excellent! Great for cold winter evenings when you need warming up. Healthy but still filling and satisfying.

hubbahubster's picture

Yum, worked really well! I substituted frozen broad beans for lentils and simmered for just 20mins and it worked perfectly. Just cut the sweet potato into small dice and mushed it up a bit in the pan rather than blending, it was delicious!

jo_ryan's picture

Really loved this, I didn't have smoked haddock but prefer unsmoked anyway, used a piece of salmon and threw some raw king prawns in the last minute. Didn't have sweet potato so used some leftover new potatoes and added at the last stage.
Very very tasty, will repeat this one!

michela7's picture
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Absolutely loved it!!!!

lauren_ricci's picture
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Very tasty and it really is a light version of chowder. I used normal potato as thats all i had and didn't put leek or lentils in as didn't have any! Easy version of this classic and even better next day warmed up! A good 'base' recipe.

jahane's picture
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This was gorgeous - so much lighter and less cloying than some chowders can be, whilst still being a satisfying dinner. I probably added a bit more haddock than it says here (just bought a fillet of each, didn't look at the weight) and used chervil instead of parsley as it's growing like crazy in my garden at the moment. Lovely, cheap and quick - a definite weeknight winner.

baltar's picture
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I actually tried a vegetarian version of this without the Haddock (just the vegetables) and it turned out very well. Yummy and easy to make.

Frantic Flapjack's picture
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This was really lovely. Full of healthy ingredients and tasted very good.

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