Food & Recipes

Hearty Fish Chowder

Serves 4

  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 2 medium carrots, cut in small dice
  • 1 rib celery, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 pound of mixed seafood pieces
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon dried leaf thyme crumbled
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup dry white wine or water
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley or 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes 

Method

In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon of butter; add onions, carrots and celery, stirring and cooking until the onion is tender.  Add fish, potatoes, bay leaf, salt, thyme, pepper, and wine/water.

Cover and simmer for 15 to 20 mins, until fish is cooked. 

Break fish into chunks.  Add milk and remaining 1 tablespoon butter: heat through.   Discard bay leaf, sprinkle with parsley and serve.

Kay O'Connell, English Market