Thursday, 19 September 2013

Chunky Fish Chowder


Chunky Fish Chowder



Now that winter is almost at our door and Autumn weather has set in, we are all starting to tuck into hearty diets to keep us warm and full through winter. One of our favourite meals is Chunky Fish Chowder as it's nice to have a lovely soup that is not only warm and filling but also good for your health.
This Chunky Fish Chowder contains lots of OMGEA-3 found in fish oils, which is a great way to stay healthy conscience and get your fill of something very yummy!
Omega-3s have a number of health benefits. Omega-3s are thought to play an important role in reducing inflammation throughout the body in the blood vessels, the joints, and elsewhere. Studied have shown that omega-3 fatty acids help with concentration in adults and children and may help with other conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, and depression.
This is a great recipe that takes minimal time and the whole family will love it!
 

Ingredients:

2 tsp rapeseed oil
2 leeks, finely sliced
550g potatoes, cut into small cubes
1l fish stock
1 lemon, zest only
300ml whole milk
330g frozen sweet corn, rinsed
250g skinless, boneless salmon, cut into chunks
250g skinless, boneless white fish, cut into chunks
200g King Prawns de-veined (optional)
handful spring onions, snipped with scissors
2 tbsp double cream (optional)

Method

  1. Heat the oil in a Large Sauce Pan or Stockpot, tip in the leeks and fry gently for 5 minsutes until softened, but not coloured. Add the potatoes and cook for a further minute.
  2. Pour in stock and lemon zest, cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes or until the potatoes are tender. With a slotted spoon, remove half the potatoes and leeks from the stock and set aside.
  3. Transfer the remaining potatoes, leeks, stock and milk into a blender or food processor and whizz until smooth.
  4. Pour back into the pan, add the sweet corn, fish and reserved vegetables. Cover and gently heat for 3-4 minutes until the fish is just cooked through – don’t boil.
  5. Stir in chives and cream, if using, then season to taste.
 
 Serve in a Bread bowl or with cheese on top for added fun and flavour!
 
 
 
 
 
 --Recipe borrowed from BBC Good Food and altered by K Hutchings
 
 
 

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