Fish Chowder

This week we wanted to cook something different, something which we had never tried before. One of the group members found a recipe for fish chowder and everyone agreed it would be great to try.

We started out by sweating down some chopped leeks in a large pan with a little oil.
We also added potatoes which had been cut into similar sized chunks. We then poured in enough fish stock to cover the vegetables and let the potatoes cook until soft:

We added seasoning and with a slotted spoon removed half of the vegetables and put them aside. With the remaining vegetables and stock we added milk and blended the mixture until smooth to create a creamy texture.
We then put the cooked vegetables back in and added chunks of salmon and cod and  a couple of tins of sweet corn. After a few minutes the fish was cooked so we took the chowder off the heat to stir in some single cream.
We then served with parsley to garnish and some fresh bread.
Even those who were a bit dubious about trying this recipe found it to be really tasty. It is definitely something which we can make again with other types of fish and seafood.

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