Smoked haddock chowder

Smoked haddock chowder

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Cooking time

Ready in just over an hour

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 6

This authentic and easy-to-make soup is a warming treat on a cold evening - serve it with crusty bread

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
363
protein
23g
carbs
40g
fat
14g
saturates
6g
fibre
4g
sugar
0g
salt
3.42g

Ingredients

  • 450g smoked cod or smoked haddock (undyed)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tbsp light olive oil
  • 50g butter
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 2 leeks, halved lengthways and thinly sliced
  • 3 celery sticks, thinly sliced
  • sweetcorn kernels from 1 corn-on-the-cob, or 140g/5oz frozen sweetcorn
  • 900g potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed with 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp chopped fresh thyme or ½ tsp dried thyme
  • 600ml milk
  • chopped fresh parsley, for sprinkling

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Method

  1. Put the fish in a deep frying pan with the bay leaf and 600ml/1 pint boiling water. Cover and simmer for 2 minutes. Turn off the heat and leave to stand, covered, for a further 5 minutes. Drain, reserving the liquid, then flake the fish.
  2. Heat the oil and butter in a deep saucepan. Add the vegetables and garlic and fry over a high heat until starting to soften. Stir in the thyme and the reserved cooking liquid and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes until the vegetables have softened.
  3. Pour half the soup into a bowl and mash with a potato masher or fork. Return to the pan with the milk and fish. Simmer for 3 minutes, taste and season if needed. Sprinkle with chopped parsley to serve.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, January 2003

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sekellerku's picture

In my case I had to paraboil the potatoes first and also add veg stock as was not enough liquid. Otherwise delicious

falconoflight84's picture
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Amazing recipe!!! Tastes as good and creamy as the Cullen skink I had in Edinburgh last spring!! A little modifications here and there - i boiled the fish in milk & a bay leaf, then later boiled the vege in the reserved milk then blended it all up together with the mash potatoes - returned it back to the saucepan and added the fish last. Yummmmmyy!!! Best thing was it hardly took 1/2 hour to make it. Thanks so much!!

donn2149's picture
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Lovely with lots of pepper and fresh bread

simon26r's picture
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I had to make this for my NVQ 3 in Cooking and its a winner. Even though I hate smoked haddock the dish is the best. Worth trying with smoked Cod as well. I give this a 5*

andreep's picture

This is a great recipe - lovely and warming and if you get cheap smoked fish vcheap - go into a pub to get a bowl of this gear and its £5 a pop!!!

kitemap's picture
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Absolutely lovely. I varied the recipe slightly.
Poach the haddock in the milk.
Par boil potatoes.
Cook broth for about 45 mins in the milk adding water if necessary.
Take out some veg with slotted spoon.
Blend the rest with hand blender.
Add veg and haddock.
Serve with lots of black pepper.

Thank you.
D

susanlavery's picture

Hi one slight problem with the recipe, you say 1 pint of boiling water, further on down it mentions put back into milk. I know it should have read Milk not water, but someone just might do the haddock, cod in the water. But it is a very fast and easy recipe. Thank you

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