Monday 31 August 2009

Seafood Chowder

Seafood Chowder

This was dinner tonight, and it was Deeee-licious!

How I made my seafood chowder - you should know up front that I had no intention of making chowder when I shopped yesterday - so any recipe I referred to (I read 3) in making this was for inspiration only - the result was dictated by what I actually had in the fridge.
  1. Chop an onion, fry in a butter/oil mix in a heavy bottomed sauce pan.
  2. Add in a peeled and chopped golden kumara (recipes called for potato, but I had surplus kumara, so I used it - and liked the result)
  3. add a sprinkle of oreganum
  4. add fresh chicken stock, use the whole bag (ha! fresh as in purchased from the fridge at the supermarket!!!)
  5. add a dash of nutmeg and cayenne pepper to taste (and I used a pinch of mineral salt - a free sample from Sabato the other day)
  6. boil until the kumara is cooked through
  7. while step 6 is in progress, whisk together about 3/4 of the pack (don't ask me the size!) of creme-fraiche and a similar amount of low fat milk, and 4 tablespoons of plain flour (I actually only used 2 here, but then had to add 2 more at the end, better to do it here!)
  8. add chopped snapper fillets & fresh scallops
  9. cook briefly
  10. add the cream/milk/flour mixture and stir
  11. add a generous handful of chopped fresh parsley
  12. gently heat until suitably thickened
  13. serve, garnish with a touch of fresh chopped parsley and enjoy!

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