Creamy smoked salmon, leek & potato soup

Creamy smoked salmon, leek & potato soup

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(29 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 25 mins

Easy

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

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal240
  • fat11g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs23g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre3g
  • protein14g
  • salt1.58g
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Ingredients

  • large knob of butter
    Butter

    Butter

    butt-err

    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 2 large leeks, halved and finely sliced
    Leeks

    Leek

    lee-k

    Like garlic and onion, leeks are a member of the allium family, but have their own distinct…

  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1kg floury potatoes, diced
    Potato

    Potato

    po-tate-oh

    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 1l chicken or vegetable stock
  • 100ml double cream
  • 200g smoked salmon, cut into strips
  • small bunch chives, snipped

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.

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gatta13
24th Apr, 2012
5.05
absolutely delicious! i have blended the leeks a little to thicken. It's my family's favourite fish dish!
beverleybarksby1
23rd Apr, 2012
Did this as a starter at my 'come dine with me' night. Substituted double cream for single cream as thought it might be too creamy otherwise. Very easy to make, looked good and enjoyed by everyone.
caromason65
16th Apr, 2012
This was delicious and relatively low fat too! So easy as well. I used salmon trimmings they were just as tasty an much cheaper! Will definitely make it again. Thank you
lesleybennun
22nd Feb, 2012
5.05
Works brilliantly in a pressure cooker! I precooked the leeks (in olive oil) then put everything apart from the salmon into the pressure cooker and set it to 20 minutes at high pressure. I used smoked salmon trimmings for serving and the overall result was wonderful. An inspired recipe - thank you to whoever thought of it.
melissa4
10th Jan, 2012
Such a quick & easy recipe. I added sweetcorn, because it would be rude not too :-)
adamj1984
9th Jan, 2012
5.05
Really rich taste and very easy. I'll do again.
louiserutherford
28th Dec, 2011
5.05
absolutely gorgeous. Enjoyed by everyone from 3 to 73 years old.
beckdixon
7th Dec, 2011
5.05
This is a great winter recipe, real comfort food on a chilly day. We followed the recipe as is, but might try it with single cream next time
sandy-webb
21st Nov, 2011
4.05
I made this more like a thick chowder by reducing the amount of stock and using single cream. It was absolutely delicious and is now one of my favourites. It's great to find simple recipes that are both tasty and nutritious
harriettasophia
2nd May, 2011
4.05
Very simple to make and extremely tasty - went down well at a dinner party as a starter.

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