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My husband Howard was the first person I remember telling me about chowder. The first time he ate it was in San Francisco when he was travelling across America. He ordered chowder in a restaurant that served the meal in a big bread roll. The restaurant scooped out the bread from the middle of the roll and poured the chowder into the roll. So the bread roll acted as the bowl as well.
Howard who is not really a fish lover really enjoyed this meal but I have a feeling it may have been to do with the roll rather than the fish inside. However, Ted and I love fish and I think we all enjoyed this evening meal. Chowder has historically been known as the poor man’s food and it is a very old dish too. Traditionally, vegetables and fish are stewed in a cauldron which then became known as chowder in English speaking nations.
Chowder actually comes from the Latin word calderia. It was originally a place to warm things which later became known as the cooking pot. The word calderia also gave us cauldron, and in French it becomes chaudiere. It is also thought to come from the old English word jowter meaning fish peddler. Sadly fish is not cheap nowadays but it’s still a great meal that is very simple and easy to do. We all enjoyed it and we hope you do too.
- Sharp knife
- Chopping board
- Vegetable peeler
- Plastic brush
- Large saucepan
- Measuring jug
- Stirring spoon
- Skinless and boneless cod x 500g
- Leek x 1
- Carrots x 2
- Potatoes x 600g or 4 large
- Oat milk x 500mls (or a milk of your choice)
- Lemon x 1 juice
- Mixed herbs x 1 tsp
- Spinach x 1 200g bag
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Olive oil for the pan
- Start by peeling the potatoes and carrots.
- Cut the potatoes into 1 inch pieces and slice the carrots thinly.
- Wash any dirt from the leek and slice thinly too.
- Set these aside.
- Put the large saucepan on a high heat and add the oil.
- Spread the oil across the base of the pan with the plastic brush.
- Once the pan is hot add in the leek and fry until it become translucent.
- Next add in the carrots and fry for a further two minutes.
- Pour in the oat milk and bring to the boil.
- Add in the potatoes and then leave to simmer on a medium heat.
- Squeeze the lemon and add the juice to the pan.
- Sprinkle the herbs in and add the salt and pepper to taste.
- Stir these ingredients together.
- Leave to simmer for about 10 minutes.
- Then cut the fish into strips and put into the pan.
- Let the fish cook for three to five minutes or until it starts to fall apart easily.
- Finally add in the spinach until it wilts into the dish.
- Remove from the heat then serve and enjoy.
Easy Fish Chowder is a great meal if you are in a rush and need a quick meal for the family. For me this dinner does not require much effort and it is ready in minutes. It’s also a brilliant dish to store in the freezer and takes no time to heat after it’s been defrosted. Plus you could try this with different fish, it doesn’t just have to be cod. However you eat this meal, as always, enjoy.
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