Sunday, July 22, 2012

Forget the Heat....We Made Fish Chowder

It’s so brutally hot in Florida you wouldn’t think we would want a bowl of hot soup. Or stew. Most times that is true……….but no matter what the weather, I always come back to soup as a natural go-to lunch or starter. Call me crazy….I have been called far worse. Really.

Awhile back we tried the Wahoo fish. This is such a meaty type fish that we ended up with leftovers. A stew seemed in order for the grilled chunks remaining and that’s just what we made.


1 pound cod (or in our case Wahoo)
2 TB cooking oil or butter
Sliced onion
½ cup celery
2 cups raw potato, diced
½ cup carrots
2 cups boiling water
1 teaspoon salt and a shake of pepper
1 cup milk (I decadently used ½ and ½ )

Cut the fish in bite sized pieces while you are melting the butter in a saucepan. Just put that fish aside for now.
Cook the onion and celery.
After they are soft, add potatoes, carrots, water, salt and pepper. Simmer 15 minutes.
Now add the fish and milk…heat it without boiling it.

I don’t care if it is hot outside – we are big fans of soups and stews. Fills you, nourishes you and it’s simple healthy fare.

Sharing this with Deb at Kahakai Kitchen and Souper Sunday event



Debbie said...

I'm like soup. And I love to make soup. It looks really good. and thanks for reminding me about Souper Sundays. I just migh get something in this week.

Heather said...

Well, you know I could eat soup ANYTIME ( least, I think you know that)...and especially this bowl. A gorgeous seafood soup or chowder in the summertime is perfection. With a loaf of bread and a bottle of wine? Oh Yes!

Pierce said...

If you ladies are in the neighborhood, I would love to share soup and wine with you.

Janel Gradowski said...

I love fish chowders. Most of our meals have been grilled outside lately since we don't want to heat up the house.

Couscous & Consciousness said...

Personally, I'm not a huge fan, but I do adore a good seafood chowder, especially with a nice chilled sav blanc on the side. Thanks for reminding me that I haven't made it for ages - time to change that.

Deb in Hawaii said...

I find many soups--especially ones like this chowder to be pretty "season-less." This looks amazing. Thanks for sharing with Souper Sundays this week. ;-)

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook said...

I love soup any time of year! Your fish chowder looks so good, I have to try it.

Katerina said...

It's really hot here too! This chowder looks really tempting but I think I am going to keep this for colder days!

Asmita said...

Wow, this soup is making my mouth water. Amazing!

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