Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins
A Canadian fish chowder posted for ZWT4.
- 4 slices bacon
- 2 onions, chopped
- 1 teaspoon summer savory
- 6 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
- 3 carrots, peeled and sliced
- 4 cups water
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 1⁄2 lbs cod fish fillets, cut into 1-inch chunks
- 1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk
- white pepper
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
- In a large, heavy saucepan, cook bacon over medium high heat for about 10 minutes or until crisp.
- Chop the cooked bacon coarsely and set aside.
- Drain off all but 1 tablespoons bacon fat from saucepan.
- Add onions and savory to the saucepan. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until softened.
- Add potatoes, carrots, water and salt.
- Bring to boil. Cover; reduce heat and simmer for about 20 minutes or until tender.
- Add the cod chunks; simmer for about 5 minutes or until fish flakes easily.
- Add milk and pepper, heat through.
- Serve in bowls and garnish with the bacon and chives.
This was selected for *ZWT 4* Canadian Crockpot Challenge. The recipe was scaled to 4 servings allowing me to use a 3 qt Crockpot. The onions were cooked in a small amount of olive oil before adding to the pot with remaining ingredients except for the evaporated milk. The fish was defrosted only enough to allow it to be cut into chunks. The chowder cooked for about 6 hours on low and I found that the fish flaked apart, which we didn't object to. If you prefer larger pieces of fish in the chowder, I might suggest placing the frozen fish on top of all and then breaking apart when adding the milk. I felt that the broth needed a little thickening so I made a light roux blending it into the chowder along with the milk the last hour of cooking. The bacon was microwaved and crumbled on top of all. Delicious!
Love this recipe, it reminds me of home! Today I am making this chowder with shrimp, clams, crab and salmon!
Fast, easy and delicious. I added a little more salt. I thought it could have been a little thicker. But still very good. Thank you.