Smoked Haddock Chowder

Categories: RECIPES and SOUPS.

Today is a Saturday, it is bitterly cold and it has just started snowing. I literally saw Nigel Slater cook this on the TV this morning and I just had to make it for lunch once i’d ventured to the shop to buy the fish, leeks and parsley. Everything else was in stock! It’s quite a mild chowder so perfect if you don’t like a strong fishy taste.

Photo smoked haddock chowder

Photo of smoked haddock chowder

Smoked Haddock Chowder

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Soups & Starters
Servings 5


  • 1 tsp butter
  • 250 g leek 1 large leek
  • a few sprigs thyme
  • 170 g frozen corn
  • 300 g new potatoes
  • 230 g smoked haddock
  • 600 ml semi skimmed milk
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 handful flat leaf parsley


  • Heat the butter in a deep pan and gently sweat the chopped leeks for 10 minutes over a low heat with a lid on.
  • Add the thyme sprigs, diced potato and sweetcorn and cook gently for another 10 minutes with the lid on.
  • Whilst the potatoes are softenening, in another pan poach the fish in the milk with the bay leaves for 10 minutes.
  • Then flake the fish into the other pan (carefully take out any bones). Pour the poaching milk through a sieve into the other pan and add the chopped parsley. Season to taste and serve immediately.
    Photo of smoked haddock chowder


Nutritional Info for 5 servings:
216 Kcal, 29g Carbohydrate (10g sugars, 3g fibre), 3g Fat (1g saturated), 18g Protein
You can substitute the haddock for any smoked fish.