Seafood Chowder is often thought of as complicated and only something for a special occasion. Here at my house it is a perfect weekend lunch time recipe that is really filling and delicious. The chowder has a rich, creamy but very mild base perfect for kids.
I have chosen fish which again is very mild and accessible. There is no shellfish in this recipe just in case of allergies.
These chowder can be made in under 30mins and is delicious served with wholemeal bread . Have a look at our super easy Foodoppi Soda Bread recipe to go with this. A perfect family meal that works great for weaning too. Emilia is 9 months now and loves this.
The best thing about this recipe is it simple and it works.
P.S It freezes great too as long as all your fish is fresh to begin with.
With fun & deliciousness,
What You'll Need
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tsp butter
500mls fish stock ( chicken will do )
2 tbsp dried dil
4 small hake fillets ( 500g )
2 salmon fillets
I medium piece ( 400g ) smoked fish ( haddock, cod, coley )
A seafood mix works just as well.
4 tbsp finely diced chives
Saucepan and lid
How to Do It
- 1Peel and dice the potatoes into about 3cm cubes
- 2Peel and dice the carrot into about 1 cm pieces
- 3Boil the kettle and make up the stock ( if using cube ) .
- 4Skin and dice the fish ( ask fishmonger to skin and dice fish for you) . Leave the fish in large chunks as it breaks up a lot in cooking.
Lets Get Cooking
- 1Heat up the oil and butter in a saucepan. Pop in the onion, carrot, potato and dill. Stir continuously for about 5 mins.
- 2Pour over the stock, bring to a simmer, pop on the lid and cook for 15mins.
- 3Remove the lid, add in the fish, cream and milk . Allow to simmer ( NOT BOIL) SIMMER for 5 /8 mins until the fish is cooked .
- 4Add in the chopped chives, saving a little for the top as a garnish for the grown ups .
- 5Serve in bowls with delicious brown bread scones or soda bread.