Sweetcorn & smoked haddock chowder

Sweetcorn & smoked haddock chowder

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(40 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins

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Serves 2

Keep smoked haddock fillets and sweetcorn in the freezer, and add a few storecupboard staples for this tasty chowder

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal550
  • fat16g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs59g
  • sugars18g
  • fibre4g
  • protein47g
  • salt3.92g
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  • knob of butter



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  • 2 rashers of streaky bacon, copped
  • 1 onion, finely chopped



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  • 500ml milk



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  • 350g potato (about 2 medium) cut into small cubes



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

  • 300g frozen smoked haddock fillets (about 2)
  • 140g frozen sweetcorn


    sw-eet corn

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

  • chopped parsley, to serve



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  1. Heat the butter in a large saucepan. Tip in the bacon, then cook until starting to brown. Add the onion, cook until soft, then pour over the milk and stir through the potatoes. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 5 mins.

  2. Add the haddock, then leave to gently cook for another 10 mins. By now the fish should have defrosted so you can break it into large chunks. Stir through the sweetcorn, then cook for another few mins until the fish is cooked through and the sweetcorn has defrosted. Scatter over parsley, if using. Serve with plenty of crusty bread.

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27th Jun, 2020
Just love this recipe and made a few times now. I prefer fresh smoked haddock from my local fishmonger (Fantoosh Fish) rather than frozen. Used Jersey Royal potatoes and a small tin sweet corn. Followed recipe and always works a treat. Until I tried this recipe, I would order Cullen Skink(Scottish version of a chowder) if eating in a good fish restaurant, but happily make this at home now. So good! We eat this as a main meal with crusty bread.
16th Jun, 2020
This is delicious, previous comments about needing fish stock I disregarded, really don’t think it needs it. Another comment that it was watery, rather than thicken with corn flour add more potato. I had less fish than required so added more potato, yummy, thumbs up from hubby.
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29th Sep, 2016
Loved this! Really easy to make and is a good use of frozen fish. My husband's not a fan of sweetcorn but he still really liked the soup, so it must be good! We had it as a main meal with just a bread roll on the side and it was really satisfying.
6th Mar, 2016
Quick and easy, and full of flavour. Fresh smoked haddock and tinned sweetcorn worked just as well. Great served with garlic bread.
26th Jan, 2016
This is a delicious soup - in fact we had it as our main meal. I used fresh smoked haddock and unsweetened almond milk as it had to be dairy free.
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14th Dec, 2015
Just had this for tea with homemade brown bread which was very tasty
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16th Nov, 2015
Really quick and easy and very tasty too.....
3rd Sep, 2015
I used fresh smoked haddock not frozen so only added it at the end. Tasty and quick and my children loved it.
21st Apr, 2015
when i saw this aload of childhood memories came flooding back and i thought i would have to make it! Now it has become one of my sons favorite dishes!! Really really yummy and feel good food
14th Oct, 2014
SImple just need to reduce the stock slightly as I prefer it thick. Be careful with your fish stock - some bought stocks are quite salty and this with the bacon could be a bit excessive for some. Very tasty and quick meal.


28th Jun, 2020
Can this be frozen once cooked? What if I use fresh instead of frozen, or is it OK to refreeze?
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1st Jul, 2020
Hi, As long as you cook something between defrosting it and freezing again then it's fine. If you use fresh then only cook it for a couple of minutes. Lulu
Brian 44
28th Jun, 2017
Added veg stock cube and corn flour, also changed potato for leek. Came out really well and will make again.
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