Preparation time: 30 Min
Cooking time: 1 Hour
Not Aragorn's favorite, but if she had used fresh ingredients, he might have liked it better!
Fish Stock: 1 ½ pound fish trimmings (heads, tails & bones “washed & drained) 3 cups water ¼ cup chopped carrots ½ cup chopped onion ½ cup chopped celery 1 bay leaf 3 peppercorns 1 cup clam juice
Combine ingredients into soup pot and bring to boil over moderate heat. Simmer for 30 minutes. Strain & reserve stock.
Soup: Heat leeks and onion in butter in a large skillet until transparent; do not brown. Add potatoes, fish stock, and salt. Simmer until potatoes are tender, about 30 minutes. Using a hand immersion blender, puree soup most of the way leaving some chunky bits.