Hot smoked salmon chowder

9 December 2010

This is a twist on the usual smoked haddock chowder. Using the hot smoked salmon pieces reduces the cooking time and counts as your recommended weekly portion of oily fish. Salmon is rich in the long-chain omega 3 fatty acids that are good for heart health and can reduce symptoms of inflammation.

25g butter

2 medium leeks, trimmed and sliced

25g plain flour

350g potatoes, peeled and diced into roughly 1 cm pieces

900ml vegetable stock

275ml semi-skimmed milk

350g hot smoked salmon pieces

150g frozen sweetcorn

2 tablespoons fresh chives, snipped

Melt the butter in a large lidded saucepan. Stir in the leeks to coat, add 1 tbsp of water and season with freshly ground black pepper. Cover and cook gently for 5 minutes until the leeks are softened.Mix in the flour to coat the leeks, then add the diced potatoes, vegetable stock and milk. Bring to a simmer, partially covered, and cook for 8-10 minutes until the potatoes are tender.Add the salmon and sweetcorn, bring back to a simmer and cook for 2-3 minutes.To serve, ladle the chowder into bowls and scatter over the snipped chives.
Calories: 385 Fat: 2.53g Saturates: 1.35g Total Sugar: 1.35g Salt: 0.37g