Recipe by William Ricardi
Inexpensive tuna chowder, easy to tailor to your own tastes.
Top Review by Montana Heart Song
This was good! I mixed the flour with some of the liquid to blend in without lumps. I also added dried cilantro and not as much salt. White pepper and butter. I added two cans of tuna. I grated 3 medium sized carrots, adds flavor and color. Thanks for posting. I have never put rum in a chowder before but it added flavor.
- 4 liters water
- 5 medium potatoes
- 1 large carrot
- 1⁄2 large onion
- 2 teaspoons black pepper
- 2 tablespoons corn oil
- 2 1⁄2 tablespoons butter
- 1⁄2 tablespoon rum
- 1 tablespoon table salt
- 3 cans starkist chunk light tuna
- 1⁄8 cup flour
Directions See How It's Made
- Start by boiling about 8 pints or 4 liters of Water in a pot.
- Peel the Potatoes, the Carrot, and the Onion.
- Throw away the peelings.
- Cut the Onion in half, saving the other half for anything else.
- Slice the Carrot in centimeter strips, then cut each strip in half.
- Cut each Potato into eigths, then cut each strip in half.
- Dice the Onion VERY fine.
- I do this by hand, but a food processor works.
- Add all of the sliced and diced materials to the boiling water.
- After about 3 minutes, reduce heat to medium.
- Add the Salt, Pepper, Corn Oil, Butter, and Rum.
- Stir for a minute.
- Add the three cans of Starkist Tuna, juice and all.
- Add the Flour and stir until it blends.
- Allow mixture to boil for another 10 minutes, stirring once a minute or so.
- Reduce heat to low.
- Add any additional salt or pepper to taste.
- Garlic powder at this stage is not unheard of.
- Stir well after adding any more dry goods.
- The onions should have dissolved into the stew at this point, and only the most hardy chunks of potato will have survived the process.
- Allow stew to reach desired thickness.
- This may take some time.
- Stir on low heat once in a while.
- Remember, potato based stews WILL thicken somewhat after cooling.
- When desired thickness is reached, remove from heat.
- Serve with flat bread, wheat bread, in a bread bowl, as a side dish, or over a chowder-friendly base.
- Crackers optional.