Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The American Diner Cookbook's Sea Captain's Chowder

This was a good, fast chowder that we found in the American Diner Cookbook, and I love fish chowder, so we really enjoyed it.  We all gave this a 9, but we wished it were thicker.  Each serving was 216 calories for 12 servings, and if it had been thicker, it would have been heavier and a lot more calories.  So good to be thin for that reason, right?  Anyway, this was easy and delicious.  I made some changes, here's what we did.

1 lb tilapia
2 c chicken broth
1 can minced clams plus the juice
4 slices bacon, diced
1 onion, diced
5 medium potatoes, diced
1 quart milk
1/2 c white wine or chicken broth
1 c cream
salt and pepper to taste

In a large pot, fry the bacon until crisp.  Remove to paper towels to drain.  In the same skillet, saute the onions and add the fish and potatoes.  Add the chicken broth and simmer until the potatoes are cooked through.  Add the milk, cream, and wine/broth and bring to a simmer.  Season with salt and pepper and add the bacon back in.  Serve.

1 comment:

  1. I have never used tilapia in a chowder. It does sound good. Love you mom