Chunky Fish and Potato Soup with Leeks and Bacon

Chunky Fish and Potato Soup with Leeks and Bacon
Cook in Cook in:
30 mins
Serves Serves:
4

Method

1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Add in the bacon and sauté over a high heat until crispy. Remove to a plate.
2. Add a knob of butter to the saucepan; reduce to a medium heat, then add in the leeks and
garlic. Fry gently for 5 minutes until softened, but not coloured.
3. Add the potatoes and cook for a further minute. Pour in the stock and lemon r ind, cover and simmer
for 12-15 minutes or until the potatoes are tender. With a slotted spoon, remove half the potatoes and leeks from the stock and set aside.
4. Transfer the remaining potatoes, leeks, stock and milk into a blender or f ood processor and whizz until smooth. Pour back into the saucepan. Add the sweetcor n, bacon, fish and the potatoes and leeks you have set aside.
5. Cover and gently heat for 3-4 minutes until the fish is just cooked through – don’t boil. Stir in the chives and cream (if using), then season to taste. Serve with some crusty wholemeal bread.

Ingredients

500g Rooster potatoes, cut into small

cubes (approx 1½cm)

700g whiting, skinned, boned and cut

into 3cm chunks

4 streaky bacon rashers, smoked if

possible, finely diced

340g sweetcorn, frozen and defrosted

3 medium leeks, finely sliced

2 cloves garlic, chopped

1 litre fish or chicken stock

600ml whole milk

4tbsp cream (optional)

1tbsp olive oil

Grated rind of 1 lemon

Handful of chives, chopped

A knob of butter

Salt and freshly ground black pepper