Quick Fish Chowder
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- 3⁄4 cup diced onion (1 medium)
- 2 tablespoons butter (or margarine)
- 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can condensed cream of celery soup
- 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can condensed cream of potato soup
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup water
- 1⁄8 teaspoon pepper
- 1 lb frozen cod fish fillet, partially thawed and cubed
- 1⁄4 cup thinly sliced green onion
- 1⁄4 cup minced celery leaves
- In 3-quart saucepan saute onion in butter until soft. Add soups, milk, water and pepper.
- Cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until hot. Add fish; cook 5 to 7 minutes or until tender.
- Sprinkle with green onions and celery leaves before serving.
- Note: Can sub olive oil for the butter. Also, add a pinch of dried thyme for extra flavor.
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When I lived in New England, fish chowder always required grated nutmeg . None of the recipes here list it as an ingredient. This particular recipe ,(and I think it's one of the best) would benefit from the nutmeg. It's one of the best because it provides flavors and texture without a great deal of preparation.
I saved this recipe about a month ago. I specifically wanted to try it because I had both potato and celery soups that had been sitting unused in the pantry. Sadly, I confused this recipe with a clam chowder recipe I saved at the same time, so I was disappointed to find that I made a mistake by buying clams this week. I used the clams anyway plus one filet of catfish because it was the only fish I had on hand. I actually liked the taste of the fish better than the clams so next time I will make it like the recipe says with the full pound of cod - maybe catfish since that was good. My only complaint is that it seemed like it had too much onion. I used a medium sized onion and generally don't mind too much of it so I don't know why it bothered me today. Didn't have green onion or celery for garnish... Very good and so easy to make. Thanks!
I tried this recipe last night. I did make some changes to it, but it turned out awesome. I loved the base flavor, it's like my mom's seafood chowder which I love!! what I did differently: boil fish in water you're going to use in the chowder, 2 pinches of rosemary, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon parsely, more salt and pepper, sauted chives 1-1.2 tablespoon with onion added chopped potatoe (2-3)
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