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    Salt Cod Chowder

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    Julesong's Note:

    Salt cod is used for cooking in Scandinavian and Spanish cooking, but isn't very well known in the United States. Here's a tasty chowder to introduce it to the uninitiated.

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    1. 1
      Freshen salt cod by soaking it overnight in cold water to cover.
    2. 2
      Drain, place in a stewing pot, and cover with fresh water.
    3. 3
      Bring to simmer with low heat.
    4. 4
      Check to see if the fish is still too salty - if so, drain, add fresh cold water, and bring to simmer again, and drain.
    5. 5
      Fry salt pork in stewing pot until crisp; remove fried pork scraps and reserve for garnish.
    6. 6
      Cook onion in pork fat until tender.
    7. 7
      Add potatoes, carrots, water, salt, and pepper and cook covered for about ten minutes, or until vegetables are tender.
    8. 8
      Add corn or hominy, heated milk, and freshened salt cod.
    9. 9
      Bring chowder to a simmering temperature, but do not boil.
    10. 10
      Garnish with the pork scraps.
    11. 11
      Serve hot, with freshly baked home made bread or rolls and butter.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 02, 2010


      I really enjoyed this chowder! I used creamed style corn in place of the niblets for a nice creamy corn taste and texture. I didn't add any salt using the salted cod and it was just like I like it.

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    • on April 07, 2006


      This is a terrific recipe. We loved the bits of salt pork as a garnish. Just great the way it is! Thanks

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    Nutritional Facts for Salt Cod Chowder

    Serving Size: 1 (275 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 295.6
    Calories from Fat 45
    Total Fat 5.0 g
    Saturated Fat 2.4 g
    Cholesterol 99.1 mg
    Sodium 4410.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 20.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.3 g
    Sugars 2.2 g
    Protein 40.6 g

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