Fish Chowder

Fish Chowder

I didn't know what else to do with the Spanish Mackerel - we already had sashmi, BBQed, assam, grilled, stir fried, curry, otak, deep fried, baked etc etc, so when Tracey suggested a fish chowder I said "Why the hell not?"

1 tbs olive oil
3-4 strips of streaky bacon (I cut off the rind)
2 onions, finely chopped
2 celery stalks, thinly sliced
3 garlic clove finely chopped (I love my garlic)
1 tbs plain flour
2 cups (500ml) milk, hot
3 potatoes, peeled, cut into 1cm cubes
1 1/2 cups (375ml) stock (I just use vege stock powder mixed with hot water if I am in a hurry)
100g canned corn kernels, drained
500g boneless white fish , cut into bite-size chunks
2 doz clams of any sort, scrubbed (optional - I didn't have any, so I just defrosted some abalone that I had vac packed from last season)
150ml thick cream
2 tbs chopped parsley, to garnish
Heat the oil in a large saucepan, add the bacon and cook over medium heat until starting to crisp.

Add onion and cook until it starts to soften, then add celery and garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes to soften.

Add the flour and cook for 1 minute.

Stir in hot milk, add potatoes and stock and cook for 10 minutes.

Stir in the corn and fish, and cook for a further 5 minutes or until fish is opaque.

If using clams, add during the last 2 minutes of the fish's cooking time (discarding any that haven't opened). Stir in cream, and season with salt and pepper.

Dish and garnish.


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mmm looks really good, how'd

Mon, 2011-06-13 23:23

mmm looks really good, how'd it taste?

 

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Yum - but my family might be

Tue, 2011-06-14 06:57

Yum - but my family might be bias.

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Looks awesome Alfred, I had

Tue, 2011-06-14 07:18

Looks awesome Alfred, I had some Pipi's the other night steamed in white wine, garlic & stock now I know what I can do with the other half

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Looks delicious Alfred!

Tue, 2011-06-14 08:12

Looks delicious Alfred!

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Looks

Tue, 2011-06-14 10:09

very tastey and love fish chowder

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Here here

Tue, 2011-06-14 12:53

I reckon your on the mark there Brody

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Im so hungry... LolLooks

Tue, 2011-06-14 13:05

Im so hungry... Lol
Looks delish!

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i know what i'm making when

Tue, 2011-06-14 15:03

i know what i'm making when i'm back home, i have the same spanish mackerel problem too at the moment, mackerel and crab chowder mmmm

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nice, alfred

Tue, 2011-06-14 15:10

nicely put together thread alfred.   your chowder looks the goods, I'll certainly be trying it. 

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bye bye

Tue, 2011-06-14 15:34

Bye bye Danzz, was good to have you on here for 3 seconds.

Looks great Alfred, I'm thinking thats definitely worth a shot.

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Nice trimming Adam. The

Tue, 2011-06-14 16:11

Nice trimming Adam. The chowder looks damn nice Alfred.

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 Nice comment before the

Tue, 2011-06-14 16:25

 Nice comment before the trimming Brody!

After cooking for myself for the last week, that would go down a treat, looks damn tasty Alfred.

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Cheers Folks! 

Tue, 2011-06-14 19:33

Cheers Folks!

 

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the goods

Tue, 2011-06-14 19:46

love chowders cheers,

wotti miss,lol

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Oh harro

Tue, 2011-06-14 19:52

you missed some funny shit.

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dammitt

Tue, 2011-06-14 20:15

someone fill me in.. lol

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always just that one carpark

Tue, 2011-06-14 19:53

always just that one carpark too late hey !!! i could imagine what went down !!

and btw alfred, mmmmmmmmmmmmm yummy, just have given me some inspiration to cook some chowder mmmmm
 

 

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 Great stuff Alfred.

Tue, 2011-06-14 19:59

 Great stuff Alfred. Something I have been wanting to try for a while.

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Cheers folks.Be nice to see

Tue, 2011-06-14 20:48

Cheers folks.

Be nice to see some of the stuff you folks throw together.  Would be good to see what happends to the catch.

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excellent going to give this

Tue, 2013-01-01 08:12

excellent going to give this a try

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