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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16th Dec, 2010
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!
16th Dec, 2010
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!!!
4th Dec, 2010
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
30th Nov, 2010
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.
28th Nov, 2010
Really really nice, would recommend!
24th Nov, 2010
i have made this today for lunch 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
19th Nov, 2010
I have just made this for lunch it is absolutely amazing ! my 3 year old son loves it also ! thanks so much.
18th Nov, 2010
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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