smoked trout chowder with dill and sumac

Our fish chowder has no cream and instead gets its soft texture from mashed potatoes.

By: Anna Decker / 03/08/2016

The result is a light and satisfying meal where the smoked trout can really shine through. Feathery dill pairs perfectly with the briny flavors of the soup and a dusting of sumac—a dried and ground red berry—adds a little tangy brightness. Cook, relax and enjoy!

What you'll need: 7 oz leek 6 oz celery 1 clove garlic 1 lb baby yukon golds 1 oz butter 5 oz smoked trout fillets ½ oz fresh dill½ tsp sumac coarse salt freshly ground black pepper

Equipment: large pot potato masher

Recipe steps: 1. Prep ingredients Remove root from leek then finely chop. Soak in cold water to remove any grit. Trim ends from celery and finely chop. Peel and finely chop garlic. Cut potatoes into ½-inch cubes.

  1. Sauté aromatics Melt butter in a large pot over medium-high heat. Remove leek from cold water then add to pot with celery and garlic. Season with salt and pepper and sauté until translucent, 3 minutes.

  2. Add potatoes Stir in potatoes, season with salt and sauté, 3 minutes.

  3. Simmer Add 2½ cups water. Bring to a simmer, partially cover, and cook until potatoes are tender, 15–20 minutes.

  4. Add fish Roughly mash potatoes a few times with a potato masher. Break fish into small pieces and stir in. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

  5. Garnish Remove dill from sprigs and chop. Serve chowder in bowls topped with dill and sumac. Enjoy!

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