Creamy smoked salmon, leek & potato soup

Creamy smoked salmon, leek & potato soup

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 25 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 8

Creamy and low-fat aren't words you often hear together, but that's exactly what you get with this freeze-ahead starter

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
240
protein
14g
carbs
23g
fat
11g
saturates
6g
fibre
3g
sugar
2g
salt
1.58g

Ingredients

  • large knob of butter
  • 2 large leeks, halved and finely sliced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1kg floury potatoes, diced
  • 1l chicken or vegetable stock
  • 100ml double cream
  • 200g smoked salmon, cut into strips
  • small bunch chives, snipped

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Method

  1. Heat the butter in a large saucepan and add the leeks and bay leaf. Cook over a low heat for 8-10 mins or until the leek is really soft, then stir through the potatoes until coated in the butter. Pour over the stock and cream and bring to the simmer, then gently bubble for 10-15 mins until the potatoes are really tender. If freezing at this stage, slightly under-cook the potatoes, then defrost and bring back to a simmer to finish cooking them and continue the recipe.
  2. Add two-thirds of the smoked salmon, stir through and season. Serve the soup in deep bowls with the remaining smoked salmon and snipped chives on the top.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, December 2010

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lsultanas's picture
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Fantastic dinner party starter! Stuck to the original recipe however, replaced the double cream with low-fat cream. This recipe is easy, can be prepared ahead of time and tastes special. Oh and the fresh chives are essential!

tusaclark's picture
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I made this last night. We had it with focaccia bread and it was heavenly. I made a couple of changes..

1. Substituted bacon for salmon as I did not have any salmon. I dry fried the diced bacon before adding to soup.

2. Added 150 ml double cream instead of 100 ml

Highly recommended

maestrina's picture
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I really like this recipe - very tasty! Also it can easily be adapted for vegetarian friends as the smoked salmon can be added after the soup has been cooked and, of course, by using veg stock instead of chicken.

damama-1's picture
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Made this for a starter on Christmas day and everyone loved it. Very easy to make and would highly recommend it. Can't wait to make it again.

mwsc11050's picture
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Made this for Xmas dinner and everyone loved it. Added one sweet potato because I had loads. Would highly recommend.

michellearduino's picture

this recipe looks fab,though with large knob of butter and double cram can anyone tell me which bit of this soup is low fat!

amfishmedia's picture
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YUM! Tried it once and planning to use it for Xmas when hubby's family is around. Adding a slight bit of turmeric and cayenne for a subtle bite. Halving the potato and replacing with kumera/ sweet potato. Maybe adding small lobster-tails??
Very recommendable recipe!!!

fleurbarra's picture
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Delicious and very easy to make. I added two green chillies to give it a kick and at the end added some prawns. Thumbs up all round from my dinner guests.

carol anderson's picture
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I also made this as a practise before Christmas and it was delicious. A friend has also made it and she really enjoyed it too. I ran the blending stick through mine before adding the salmon and it worked fine. Will definitely be making it again, very tasty.

malinrohman's picture
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Really really nice, would recommend!

soosy10's picture
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i have made this today for lunch ..as a pre christmas try out ...exceptional ..that is why it gets five
Tastes delicious and is tooo easy to make
I am going to pass this recipe on to friends ...thank you to whoever invented this dish

keithgibo's picture

I have just made this for lunch it is absolutely amazing ! my 3 year old son loves it also ! thanks so much.

denisemac77's picture

I have made a similar soup before. I add a little saffron and some sweetcorn sometimes. It makes it a lovely golden colour. Also, one day I used a package of kippers that needed to be used up instead of the smoked salmon and it was gorgeous. It gave a lovely smoked flavour without being overwhelming. The smoked salmon trimmings are good for this recipe, much cheaper.

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