Curried smoked haddock chowder

Bonfire Night with Dan Doherty

Dan is delighted to be working with Leisure to present a variety of Bonfire Night recipes, each with a personal twist.

For starters he's added curry powder and chilli to fire up Haddock Chowder and created his own Chipotle Beef Brisket in a bun with Mojo Verde for main course, which is served with Hasselback Potato Skewers instead of chips. Last but not least, his Triple Chocolate Marshmallow 'Smores' Brownies are a delicious take on the classic brownie dessert.

Each dish is designed to reflect Leisure's inspirational approach to cooking where you can have fun in the kitchen and set your inner foodie free.

The curried elements in this dish bring a new level to this smoky, creamy starter where every ingredient has a chance to shine. You could use any type of smoked white fish, just cook it on a low simmer so you end up with a soft, flaky texture.



  • Olive oil for cooking
  • 400g smoked haddock, skinned and cut into 2cm cubes
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 1 carrot, finely diced
  • 1 celery stick, finely diced
  • 3 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into 2cm dice
  • 1 green chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • ½ tsp ground cumin seeds
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp ground coriander seeds
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 400ml chicken stock
  • 200ml double cream
  • Large pinch coriander, finely chopped
  • Sea salt for seasoning
  • Black pepper for seasoning


  1. In a medium pan on a medium heat, add a splash of olive oil and add the onions, carrot, celery, chilli and bay leaf, and sweat for 10-12 minutes taking care not to colour (pop a lid on and turn the heat down if they start to colour)
  2. In the meantime, in a small frying pan, toast off the spices and set aside
  3. When the vegetables are soft, add the toasted spices and stir in
  4. Add the chicken stock and the diced potatoes and bring to the boil. Simmer for 15 minutes until the potatoes are almost cooked
  5. Add the cream and bring to the boil
  6. Add the haddock and simmer for five minutes, then add the coriander and stir in


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