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Smoked Haddock & Onion Soup

Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Course: Soup
Cuisine: British
Servings: 4


  • 250 g smoked haddock skinned and chopped
  • ½ kg onions chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 sprig of thyme
  • 45 g butter
  • ¾ lt milk
  • Salt & pepper


  • Melt the butter in a large pan, large enough to hold all your ingredients.
  • Add the onion, whole garlic cloves and thyme, stir and cover.
  • Cook over a very gentle heat util the onions are meltingly tender, approx. 30 minutes, even better if cooked really gently for 45 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  • Add the haddock to the onions and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Pour in the milk, add a little salt and plenty of freshly ground pepper.
  • Bring to the boil and simmer for 1o minutes. Ready to liquidize!
  • This is quite a thick soup, add a little extra milk if you prefer it a little thinner.


A recipe by Sophie Grigson, from the book Sophie's table.