Under The Covers’ Recipe of the Day – A Simple Seafood Chowder

This is today’s recipe of the day for Sunday 28th October 2018

Simple Seafood Chowder

Serves 4, Prep 15mins, Cook 25mins
1tbsp x Vegetable Oil
1 x Large Onion, chopped
100g x Streaky Bacon, chopped
1tbsp x Plain Flour
600ml x Fish Stock, made from 1 fish stock cube
225g x New Potatoes, halved
A Pinch of Mace
A Pinch of Cayenne Pepper
300ml x Milk
320g x Pack of Fish Pie Mix (Salmon, Haddock and Smoked Haddock)
4tbsp x Single Cream
250g x Pack of Cooked Mixed Shellfish
A Small Bunch of Parsley, chopped
Crusty Bread, to serve

Heat the oil in a large saucepan over a medium heat, then add the onion and bacon. Cook for 8-10mins until the onion is soft and the bacon is cooked. Stir in the flour, then cook for a further 2mins.
Pour in the fish stock and bring it up to a gentle simmer. Add the potatoes, cover, then simmer for 10-12mins until the potatoes are cooked through. Add the mace, cayenne pepper and some seasoning, then stir in the milk.

Tip the fish pie mix into the pan, gently simmer for 4mins. Add the cream and shellfish, then simmer for 1 minute more. Check the seasoning. Sprinkle with the parsley and serve with some crusty bread.