Soup’s on! Its been a while since I’ve posted any soup recipes here. I suppose its all the warm weather we’ve been having lately. But, getting back to basics, here’s a Cod fish chowder that can also be made using haddock or pollack, or any light, firm-fleshed fish.
here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 pound cod fish cut into pieces
- 2 slices of thick cut bacon
- 1 russet potato diced
- 2 celery stalks chopped
- 2 carrots chopped
- 3 cups of fish stock… you do have fish stock yes?
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 garni boquet of: thyme and parsley
- 1 bayleaf
melt a little butter in a large pot and start browning the bacon. Add the fish stock, garni, potato and cook a few minutes until the potato starts to soften. Then add in the celery and carrots and let them cook a few minutes. Then, add in the fish and cook until the fish just cooks through and firms up becoming opaque.
Gently stir in the milk, add a touch of salt, and remove from the heat.
Let stand until the milk heats up then ladle into nice heavy bowls and I like to garnish with oyster crackers.. and a blue point lager.