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Thursday, October 01, 2009

Soup of the week: Fish Chowder

The first day of Autumn was chilly. I knew I was coming down with something because all I could think about all day was soup. Luckily, I had the rest of the haddock in the fridge that needed to be used. This chowder hit the spot. Jasper White calls this recipe the most authentic in his book 50 Chowders: One-Pot Meals -- Clam, Corn & Beyond. It tasted just like I wanted a New England Fish Chowdah to taste, and was even better the next day. Salt pork can easily replaced with bacon. I used whole milk instead of cream for a lighter soup and was pleased with the results.

   The recipe suggested garnishing with fresh snipped chives. I wanted to add a little kick to the mild, smooth soup and complement the fish, so I sprinkled mine with Old Bay. You can take the girl out of Maryland....


Cristina Green said...

this looks absolutely divine. i wish it would materialize in front of my face right at this moment! i think you need a nice set of soup spoons for christmas, though (hint hint to pat). they are necessary for the complete enjoyment of soup slurping!

~~louise~~ said...

Gorgeous I tell you, simply delightful! I'm so prepared for a winter of soups!!!

Thanks for sharing, Corrina.