Cold Day Comfort: Easy Smoked Haddock Chowder

Sep 21, 2013 by

This is a surprisingly easy recipe for a great bowl of nutritious comfort on a cold, rainy day.  This recipe is an adaptation of one that I received with my Abel and Cole order years ago.  I made simply took out a few steps and ingredients one evening after work when I was rushing to prepare an evening meal.   Since then, it’s been a favourite of the entire family and it takes all of 25 minutes to prepare.

Abel and Cole Family Budget Recipes: Cold Comfort Smoked Haddock Chowder

(cost break down for Abel and Cole Cold Comfort Easy Smoked Haddock Chowder:  smoked haddock £5.99, litre of milk £1.10, veggies about £1, cream £.95 = £9.04 for 4 big portions)

  • Smoked haddock
  • Carrots , onions, celery (or whatever combination you are able to assemble from your veg box)
  • Butter
  • Milk
  • Nutmeg
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Cream (optional)

Slice your onions into small pieces and throw into a heavy stock pot with a large chunk of butter.  Let the onions simmer on low heat until they turn translucent and glisten.  Then add the carrots, celery or any substitutions/additions you make with the veg you have one hand (potatoes, celeriac, leeks, would all make tasty additions – keep in mind the potatoes and celeriac will take a bit longer to cook if you are in a hurry)

Abel and Cole Smoked haddock chowder

Next, add the smoked haddock to the pot when the veggies have been moistened and begun to soften in the butter.

Then add in roughly a litre of milk, enough to cover the veggies and the smoked haddock.

Leave to simmer for 10-15 minutes.  When you come back the skin of the haddock should be loosened; you can use a fork to pull it out.

If you are feeling very decadent (or very cold!) you can add double cream to the chowder at this point, it’s a bit like a duvet – an extra layer of comfort.

Toast a piece of bread and let the kids dip it in, it’s a surprisingly child-friendly soup.

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