Cullen skink

Cullen Skink

That isn’t traditional because of the additions of salmon, garlic, mustard … I could go on! I should call it seafood chowder and be done with it but I’m not bowing down to the pressure now. I’ll do a strictly classic one at a later date!

Cullen skink

Cullen Skink

No one needs to lose their sh!t over my additions of salmon, mustard, garlic and more, ok?! I know TRADITIONAL Cullen skink (the poor mans soup) only has like 4 ingredients but I'm here for the flavour darlings, so this is my version.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
5 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 459 kcal


  • 2 potatoes
  • 2 fillets fillets salmon
  • 2 fillets smoked haddock non-dyed
  • 500 ml whole milk
  • 100 g butter
  • 1 onion
  • 1 leek
  • 3 garlic
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 250 ml white wine
  • 200 ml double cream
  • 1 ham stock cube or chicken stock cube (in 400ml water)
  • parsley


  • Peel, cube and boil potatoes in salted water until soft
  • Poach salmon & smoked haddock in milk until cooked through, remove from milk and allow to cool (approx 10 mins)
  • Melt butter in large pot and soften onion, leek and garlic before stirring through dijon mustard and plain flour
  • Add white wine and cook off alcohol before adding the poaching liquid milk whilst stirring continuously
  • Pour in ham stock, double cream and fresh parsley and simmer on low/medium heat for 15mins (being careful not to curdle the milk)


Calories: 459kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 18gFat: 32gSaturated Fat: 19gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 116mgSodium: 366mgPotassium: 826mgFiber: 2gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 1322IUVitamin C: 18mgCalcium: 168mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Cullen Skink, Fish Chowder, Fish Soup
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