- 600g natural (undyed) smoked haddock
- 500ml milk
One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…
- 1 tbsp olive oil
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- 150g lardons (diced bacon), or chopped streaky bacon
- 2 sticks of celery, thinly sliced
A collection of long, thick, juicy stalks around a central, tender heart, celery ranges in…
- 3 medium leek, washed and sliced
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- 2 bay leaf
- 2 medium potato, peeled and diced into small cubes
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- 500ml fish or chicken stock
- 125g frozen sweetcorn, thawed
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- 142ml carton single cream
- 2 tbsp roughly chopped fresh parsley
One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…
Lay the haddock in a deep frying pan and pour over the milk. Cover and bring to the boil. Remove from the heat and leave undisturbed for about 5 mins, until the haddock is just cooked. Lift the haddock from the milk, remove the skin and bones and fl ake onto a plate. Reserve the milk for later.
Heat the oil in a large saucepan (preferably non-stick) and gently fry the bacon until starting to brown. Add the celery, leeks, bay leaves and potatoes, and cook for a couple of mins. Pour in the stock and reserved milk. Bring to the simmer and cook for 10 mins.
Add the flaked haddock, sweetcorn and cream. Season with pepper (it shouldn’t need salt) and stir in the parsley. Heat through gently, then serve.
Make it again
For a mussel and bacon chowder, substitute the haddock (but still use the milk) for a vac-pack of fresh mussels. Add them at the end with the sweetcorn and cream.