Smoked haddock & leek chowder

Smoked haddock & leek chowder

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(23 ratings)

Ready in 30-40 mins


Serves 4 (generously)
A creamy, chunky fish chowder for a winter's day - proper warm-you-up grub

Nutrition and extra info


  • kcal470
  • fat23g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs25g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre4g
  • protein44g
  • salt4.77g
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  • 600g natural (undyed) smoked haddock
  • 500ml milk



    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a 'complete' food…

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 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 leeks, washed and sliced



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

  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced into small cubes



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

  • 500ml fish or chicken stock
  • 125g frozen sweetcorn, thawed


    sw-eet corn

    Also known as corn on the cob, sweetcorn is composed of rows of tightly packed golden yellow…

  • 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…


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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sllyst's picture
7th Dec, 2013
This has lovely flavour and texture but i found the potatoes took AGES to cook even though i had chopped them up very small. On a diet so also did it with semi-skimmed milk and no cream, no-one complained.
17th Jan, 2012
So good! Made no changes at all, just plenty of freshly ground black pepper and a Knorr fish stock pot for the fish stock. Beautiful soup. Will be making this often.
26th Oct, 2011
Had this for supper last night and it was great. Only thing I changed was that I had some fresh corn on the cob to use up so cooked that first and stripped the kernals off before adding them to the soup. Also like the idea of using less liquid and using this as a base for fish pie.
7th Mar, 2009
This soup is really tasty and filling, I liquidised the soup before adding haddock and sweetcorn to disguise the leeks and potatoes from my fussy son! Definately recommend and will make again.
9th Feb, 2009
This is a really tasty soup. Really easy to make and perfect for a winters night, warmed me up good a proper. Will definitely make again.
29th Sep, 2008
lovely recipe very easy to do but very tasty.
3rd Apr, 2008
I made this as a main using a little less fluid, and more leeks, then topping with the potatoes (slices as in a hot pot) and topped with some vintage cheddar. Very tasty.


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