Creamy smoked salmon, leek & potato soup

Creamy smoked salmon, leek & potato soup

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(35 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 25 mins


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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  • large knob of butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 2 large leeks, halved and finely sliced



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

  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1kg floury potatoes, diced



    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


  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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31st Jan, 2013
absolutely amazing soup esp for the cold winter months! will make it again!
25th Dec, 2012
Absolutely lovely. The soup was great without the salmon but even better when it was added. A bit like cullen skink.
Brian Everitt
22nd Dec, 2012
I agree - made it for a dinnerparty starter, easy to do and very popular. i blended it half so it was thicker nut still with some slices of potato.
15th Dec, 2012
Made this for a Christmas dinner party. I served each one inside a hollowed out round sourdough bread loaf. Sainsburys makes small ones fresh daily in the bakery department. My guests enjoyed opening the bread "lid" and loved it! You can also toast the hollowed out bread and use in a bread salad. Two meals for the price of one. And no soup bowls to wash up!
24th Apr, 2012
absolutely delicious! i have blended the leeks a little to thicken. It's my family's favourite fish dish!
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.
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
22nd Feb, 2012
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.
10th Jan, 2012
Such a quick & easy recipe. I added sweetcorn, because it would be rude not too :-)
9th Jan, 2012
Really rich taste and very easy. I'll do again.


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