Fish and Wookey Hole Cheddar Soup

13 May 2019 — Lunch, Starter

Pollock and Wookey Hole Cheddar Soup


Serves 6

8-12 new potatoes

600g sustainable white fish

2 tbsps chopped chives, plus some to garnish

300ml milk

2 egg yolks

300ml double cream

60g  Wookey Hole Cave Aged Cheddar

Salt and pepper

How to make it

This creamy cheddar soup will make you think of New England Chowder, though with it’s Wookey Hole Cave Aged Cheddar contribution this is full of Old English flavour. Any white fish will work in this soup but check the latest MSC lists – the latest advice is to try UK-landed pollack, coley, hake or whiting, or MSC certified Alaskan pollock.

  • To serve you’ll need 6 large ramekins (approx 9cm diameter)
  • With the skins still on, boil the potatoes until tender
  • Once cool, slice into rounds
  • Preheat oven to 230°C / Gas Mark 8
  • Bring the milk to the boil
  • Put the egg yolks into a bowl and gradually whisk in the hot milk, followed by the cream. Season with salt and pepper
  • Divide the fish between the ramekins, followed by the chives. lay a few slices of potato on top
  • Pout the mixture over the fish until they’re nearly full
  • Scatter over the crumbled Wookey Hole Cave Aged Cheddar
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes until the fish is cooked and the tops are lightly browned
  • Sprinkle the cheddar soup with chives and serve with hunks of bread

Other recipes

If you’d prefer a soup without fish try this Leek, Broccoli and Stilton Soup.

The creamy, tangy and complex flavours of Somerset Organic Cheddar comes to life in this warming and hearty soup. Serve with a hunk of bread of a glass of your favourite Cider for a West Country celebration.

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