Corn, Potato, and Leek Chowder with Smoked Trout

* This is a great low fat recipe that is so rich and smooth you'll think it's loaded with calories but it's NOT!
* The base can be made ahead and you can add the final ingredients last.
* Substitute shrimp or even smoked chicken for the trout

Ingredients

* 1 stick butter
* 8 cups leeks, sliced and soaked in water until clean
* 2 tablespoons garlic,chopped
* 3/4 cup celery, chopped
* 3/4 cup orange or yellow pepper,chopped
* 2 teaspoons thyme
* 4 teaspoons kosher salt
* 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
* 2 teaspoons black pepper
* 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
* 10 cups yukon gold potatoes,diced
* 10 cups vegetable broth
* 6 cups corn
* 2.5 pounds smoked trout fillets, flaked

Directions

* Melt butter in pan, saute leeks about 15 minutes. Add garlic, celery, and pepper, saute 10 minutes. Add potatoes, thyme, veggie broth, salt, and pepper. Bring to boil. lower heat and simmer about 20 minutes until potatoes are tender. Puree soup with immersion blender. Add cayenne, smoked paprika, corn, and trout. Simmer for 10 minutes until flavors combine.
* Serves 8 to 10 people. Enjoy!