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    Tuesday, August 14, 2012

    Quick and Simple Fish Chowder

    It was a beautiful day this morning
    But as it's Winter, it didn't last and now it is raining and cold.
    So Soup for Lunch Dear?
    I had a small piece of Gurnard in the fridge... not enough for a meal
    but plump it up with potato and corn
    Yum, Fish Chowder
    Generous helpings for two people

    2 tablespoons butter
    1 onion, finely chopped
    2 med potatoes, peeled and chopped into small cubes
    Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
    1 cup frozen corn
    3 cups milk approx
     Zest and juice of 1 lemon
    120 g white fish chopped

    Sriracha Sauce, a good dash

    Melt butter in a saucepan
    Add onions
    Season with salt
    Saute till soft
    Add potatoes stir well to cover with the buttery onions
    A little more salt and lemon zest

    Add enough water to just cover the vege
    Bring to a simmer and cook till potatoes are tender
    Add corn and milk and just bring to simmer again

    Season chopped fish with Salt and pepper and lemon juice
    and let sit for about 10 minutes

    When soup has just come to the boil
    Turn down and add fish
    Let poach gently, about 8 minutes
    Taste and adjust seasoning then
    Add dash of Sriracha Sauce 

    Thanks to Kalyn from Kalyn's Kitchen for introducing me to Sriracha Sauce
    It is such a flavour booster. Beware it is quite hot so be careful

    Normally I would add parsley but I didn't have any
    Oh well, it was still excellent

    1 comment:

    Tandy said...

    I love gurnard! We seldom get it here but next time I shall make sure I get extra for this lovely chowder :)