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Saturday, July 26, 2008
Easy Fish Chowder
I love seafood - any type of seafood - so in order to get more fish into my diet, many days for lunch I fix myself a concoction I've named "Easy Fish Chowder". While, my hubby and daughter aren't too fond of this chowder, I love it and usually eat it 2 to 3 times a week.
EASY FISH CHOWDER --1 large potato, cut into bite-size chunks --1/2 an onion, roughly chopped (any sweet onion that is in season) --1 or 2 stalks celery (depending on your taste) --1/2 cup chopped carrots --1 piece of fish (tilipia, flounder, ocean perch, pollock, etc.) --Season salt to taste --1/4 cup of milk --2 tsp grated Parmeasan cheese (optional)
In a large skillet, place potatoes, onion, celery, carrots and Season salt to taste in enough water to cover all veggies. Cook over medium high heat for 10 minutes; most of water will absorb. Then turn heat to medium and stir in milk; add fish to center of skillet and cover with veggies. Continue cooking for 5 minutes, or until fish is flaky.
Remove from skillet with a slotted spoon. Sprinkle Parmeasan cheese over dish and your favorite fresh herbs (I like basil and dill for fish). Enjoy. This makes one large serving.
(PS: I realize all the cooking books say you should not add cheese to fish, but the Parmeasan cheese adds a special flavor that I enjoy!)
I am a married mother of 3 grown daughters and I have 2 granddaughters and 1 grandson. I currently have a gardening column in the Sunday's Advocate Messenger and I freelance for Kentucky Monthly magazine and Examiner.com.