Seafood Chowder

Thursday, June 17, 2010

ok...this would probably be my rare entry with picture (since my trusty PC failed on me)...and now i am sneaking away using my husband's notebook...well of course i can't upload my whole bunch of pictures he'd notice that i'm using his notebook....yeah i know this is getting pathetic but i can't bare the fact that my blog is getting dull and dull-er every entry....i gotta do something.

i know that i'm 'banned' from using my husband's notebook hance why i'm super duper top secretly using his notebook (i feel like i'm 007 already)... ok gotta do this fast...soo... here's the recipe...for the record, this recipe is something that i come up with so its all in estimation base on what you like ^_^ so feel free to do the + and - the ingredients...

some clams - washed and briefly cook with a bit of salt then extrac the flesh
some crab meat if you have any, i use the crab filament
1 large white fish fillet, any white fish - i use haddock cut into bite size cubes
some squid rings
1/2 large potatoe - cubed
1.5 large potatoes - finely grated ( i strongly suggest you grate the potatoes directly into the cooking pot otherwise it'll turn black before you got to use it)
a dash of black pepper
2 tsp of dill
salt to taste
2c of milk
1c /250ml whipping cream
1 small carrot - cubed
1 stick celery - cut finely
1 onion - finely chopped
2 clove of garlic - finely chopped
2 slice of beef breakfast strips - finely chopped (i think idealy use bacon but this is a halal recipe sooo please be inform)
a cube of butter

=> melt butter and fry the beef strips until crispy. then discard the excess oil and add the onions, garlic, cubed potatoes, carrots and celery and fry until potatoes are almost cooked

=> then add in the milk and cream. stir gently and let it simmer under a medium-low heat.

=> then add in the greated potatoes. unlike most chowder recipes that i found, they use flour or corn starch to thicken the soup but i think using potatoes like this will do the same trick (due to its starch) and will make the soup more filling and hearty. stir gently and let it sit for a minute or two.

=> then lastly add in the seafood this way it'll give time for other ingredients to cook coz seafood cooks rather fast plus we don't want to end up with tough/crumbly seafood.

=> stir again and let it cook for another 5 minutes or so and by this time you'll find that the soup is thicken if you don't like it too think then you can add in more water or milk to adjust the thickness.

=> season your soup with salt and pepper to taste and lastly sprinkle dill and give it another stir and ready to serve!

wallah...very easy my son loves this chowder so much he kept asking for more! but remember when making a dish involving seafood, make sure that its FRESH!

*whispering* ok hope that you'll enjoy this recipe as much as my family does, and happy cooking!

bye signing off~

p/s: i know i'm being naughty right now but shhhhh~ don't tell my husband