Let me preface by stating I have never had Fish Chowder. Nor have I had Mediterranean Fish Stew. Both were interesting sounding recipes that I thought I could tweak and "guinea pig" my family. I spoke to a girlfriend on the phone today and she said the Fish Chowder sounded disgusting. Well Tara, it turned out really yummy to all of our surprise! You can find the original recipe HERE. Here is my tweaked version for my family:
New England Fish Chowder
- 2 oz salt pork, diced or 3 or 4 slices of bacon
- 2 onions, finely diced
- 4 large Red potatoes, small diced
- 1 cup finely chopped celery
- 1/2 cup finely chopped carrots
- 1 tsp Old Bay seafood seasoning
- 1 tbsp butter
- 2 tbsp flour
- 4 cups (1 quart) vegetable stock
- 2 cups milk
- 4 Starkist SeaSations Savory Lemon & Herb fish fillets (2 boxes), slightly thawed and seasoning rinsed off, each fillet cut into 16 pieces (about 1" cubes)
VERDICT: We really liked this alot. I didn't like the crispy salt pork so I removed it from my serving. And you know my picky eaters? They had seconds!
So don't judge a recipe by it's title, give it a try and then you can judge it for yourself.