Okay, so I was raised in an area in which we say chowderrr, which is quite harsh sounding, and makes me sound like I haven't a clue as to what goes into this great soup. Just like someone who says N'awlins OBVIOUSLY knows how to make jambalaya. And someone who orders WHIZ, WIT knows how to eat a cheesesteak properly. (Okay, so maybe you're WHIZ, WIT'OUT and know how to eat a cheesesteak well, too... but NOT if you're ordering with PROVOLONE. Yowza.)
Chowdah/Chowderr: It is a big bowl of comfort, no matter how you say it. (..or a little bowl, if you're on a diet)
I was really hunkering for some chowdaaah/chowderr a bit ago. What goes in this soup? Potatoes/potatuhs, some kind of seafood (I think), vegetables, and a soupy base. Yup! Totally...
It's quite obvious that I was not born and raised in New England. If I had been, I'd say chowdahhh and know EXACTLY to a science what is in a recipe.
Since I am pretty health conscious (and often times even less so between now and New Year's.. my waistline hates me), DapperDan and I eat lots of fish during the week!
Out of my fear for the mundane, I try to spice up the different ways we eat fish! Hence this halibut chowder! (and other fish recipes yet to come!)
Boy was it yummy! Perfect for a chilly autumn's day!
...By the way, I'm not sure if you know it, yet, but did you know...
.....That Thanksgiving is NEXT WEEK?!?! Weird!
Hey, there... Old Man Time.. slow down a bit, wouldja?! and let me catch up!
Yields: 6 servings
2 lbs halibut, cut into 1 inch cubes
4 potatoes, peeled and diced
1 Vidalia onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup peas
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
1 cup fresh spinach
1 cup whole kernel corn
5 cups chicken broth
3 TBS tomato paste
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
1/4 cup skim milk
1/2 cup cheddar cheese
2 TBS parsley
2 TBS butter
salt and pepper
1. In a large stock pot, over medium heat, melt 1 TBS butter. Add the onions and cook for approximately 3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for an additional minute.
2. Add the potatoes and the other TBS of butter. Cover and cook over medium for approximately 10 minutes. Stirring occasionally.
3. Add the broth and tomato paste, as well as the remaining vegetables. Cook for approximately 5 minutes.
4. After the broth and tomato paste become well combined, add the halibut, milk, yogurt, parsley, and salt/pepper.
5. Cover, cooking for approximately 10 to 15 minutes.
6. Once finished, add the cheese and serve immediately with some homemade bread!