Chowder (mixed fish)

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chowder

Full of nourishment. Keep small bags of frozen sea food in your freezer (these can be purchased in supermarkets and have a variety of seafood in them). Use, haddock, salmon, smoked salmon, cod, prawns, lobster or crab meat, mussels etc. Serve with chunks of brown crusty bread.

Approx total cost: £4.72 or £1.18 per portion*

Serves: 8

Total time: 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tblsp oil
  • 100 g bacon lardens
  • 1 medium onion (finely chopped)
  • 650 ml fish stock
  • 500 g waxy potatoes (peel cut 2cm dices)
  • 400 g fish (salmon, cod, prawns, sea fish)
  • 2 tblsp herbs finely chopped (dill, parsley, tarrogan)
  • 250 ml cream or natural yoghurt
  • 1 pinch seasoning
  • 25 g softened butter

Method

  • Heat oil in a frying pan
  • Fry lardens for 3 minutes
  • Chop and add onions, cook until light golden colour
  • Add stock and potatoes which have been cut into 1cm size pieces, bring to boil
  • Reduce heat, cook potatoes until soft
  • Trim, skin, de bone and cut into small pieces, add to above with herbs, cook gently for 10 minutes until fish is cooked
  • Reduce by boiling rapidly for a few if liquid is very thin
  • Add cream or natural yoghurt , off the heat
  • Heat but do not boil
  • Taste and season as necessary
  • Stir in butter gently (optional)
  • Serve with home made brown bread
  • To balance the meal, add any diced vegetable along with potatoes

*(prices correct at time of publication – supermarket offers and prices may vary)