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Smoked Haddock and Celtic Promise Chowder

6 April 2009 — Dinner, Lunch, Starter

Ingredients

Serves 6

2 tbsps olive oil
40g butter
2 medium onions, finely chopped
1 medium leek, chopped (white part only)
3 celery stalks finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, sliced
1 glass white wine
350g potatoes peeled and chopped
1 litre vegetable stock
1 pint milk
Half pint double cream
500g natural smoked haddock, without skin or bones
200g grated Celtic Promise
2 tbsps chopped parsley
Salt and pepper to season
Extra virgin olive oil for drizzling

How to make it

The gorgeous taste combination of smoked haddock and the creamy and strong Celtic Promise makes this more comforting than a lie in.

1. Poach the haddock in the milk and cream for 5 – 6 minutes, and then flake and leave in cooking liquor. Put to one side and allow to cool.
2. Melt the butter and oil and gently fry the onion, celery, leek and garlic until translucent (about 5 mins).
3. Add the wine and reduce by half.
4. Add potatoes and stock, season, and cook for 20 mins until potatoes start to break up.
5. Remove from heat and add the flaked haddock and the milk mixture.
6. Add half of the grated Celtic Promise and taste for seasoning.
7. Divide between six soup bowls and garnish with the remaining cheese, chopped parsley and a little extra virgin olive oil.

(Courtesy of the British Cheese Board)

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