The Perfect St. Patty’s Day Fish Recipe
By angelamontana

Posted: March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you!  If you are looking for a tasty Irish meal to make today, check out this mouth-watering smoked fish recipe that will be sure to tantalize the taste buds of everybody in your family:

Hearty potato, cabbage and smoked fish soup

Start to finish: 50 minutes (25 minutes active) * Servings: 4


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 large leek, white and green parts, medium chopped (about 2 cups)
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 pound Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • 2 cups 1 percent milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 4 cups shredded Napa or savoy cabbage
  • 1/2 pound smoked fish fillets (trout, whitefish, haddock or mackerel), skin discarded, fish coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Kosher salt and ground black pepper
  • Thinly sliced scallions, to garnish
  • Smoked paprika, to garnish


In a large saucepan over medium-low heat, melt the butter. Add the leek and cook, stirring, until very soft but not colored, about 10 minutes. Add the flour and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Increase the heat to high, add the broth in a stream, whisking, and bring to a boil.

Add the potatoes, milk and thyme, then bring the mixture to a simmer. Cover partially and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes are just tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in the cabbage and simmer until tender, about 3 minutes. Add the fish and lemon juice and cook just until the fish is heated through. Season with salt and pepper. Ladle into bowls and garnish with scallions and a sprinkle of paprika.

Nutrition information per serving: 360 calories; 100 calories from fat (28 percent of total calories); 11 g fat (6 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 70 mg cholesterol; 38 g carbohydrate; 4 g fiber; 9 g sugar; 26 g protein; 380 mg sodium.

(Recipe via

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