Scottish Fish Soup

Fish soup is really under-rated and can be a healthy inexpensive meal for all the family. Serve with my Shetland Bannocks, buttered, and you have a meal fit for a king.

Wot u need
250g smoked skinless boneless haddock
250g plain skinned and boneless cod
100g crayfish tails or small prawns or shrimp
1ltr semi-skimmed milk
2 medium carrots chopped fairly finely
1 baking potato small diced
2 small leeks or one medium leek finely chopped
1 medium chopped onion
3 tbsp chopped fresh curly or flat leaf parsley.
2 tbsp vegetable oil
Lots of salt and pepper

Wot u do
Two pots needed here. In one pot stick the milk and fish in (except the crayfish) and bring to simmer for 10 mins. Meanwhile stick the oil in the other pan and sweat off all the veg, stirring for 10 mins or so. After 10 mins cover pot and leave to cook on a very very light simmer for five more minutes. Meanwhile, strain the milk from the fish and put aside. With your hands, split the fish into small bits and add back to the milk. Add the milk and fish to the vegetable and add the crayfish tails. Add two tsp salt and loads of pepper (this soup can take the salt without an issue.) Simmer for 10 mins. Add the parsley.

Serves four.

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