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Cullen Skink RECIPE

Rick SteinThis recipe for Cullen Skink is one of Rick Stein's which we have kindly had permission to reproduce which should whet your appetite for more.

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Ingredients for Cullen Skink

50 g (2 oz) butter
1 onion, finely chopped
1.2 litres (2 pints) creamy milk
750 g (1 1/2 lb) floury potatoes such as Maris Piper or King Edwards, peeled and diced
450 g (1 lb) undyed smoked haddock fillet
2 tablespoons chopped parsley plus a little extra to garnish
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

How to make Cullen Skink
  • Melt the butter in a pan, add the onion and cook gently for 7 - 8 minutes until it is soft but not browned.
  • Pour in the milk and bring to the boil.
  • Add the diced potatoes and simmer for 20 minutes until they are really soft.
  • Add the smoked haddock and simmer for 3 - 4 minutes, until it is cooked and will flake easily.
  • Carefully lift the fish out onto a plate and leave to cool slightly.
  • Meanwhile crush some of the cooked potatoes up against the side of the pan with the wooden spoon to thicken the soup a little.
  • When the smoked haddock is cool enough to handle, break the fish into flakes, discarding the skin and any bones.
  • Return fish to the pan and stir in the parsley and some seasoning to taste.
  • Serve garnished with a little more chopped parsley.

Serves 4

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