Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Whiting Fish Chowder

This fish chowder is so good I felt that it needed to be shared with the world. Its healthy, its hearty, and it's freaking DELICIOUS!!!
This is a fish chowder so use the fish of your choice but I recommend whiting. Put 2 pounds of whiting in a pot and cook for about 5 minutes or until it's flakey.  Once done use a wooden spoon/utencil to chop them into medium sized chunks. Meanwhile hopefully you have chopped up your veggies. You can add whatever vegetables you like but these are the veggies I use. Keep in mind, you will need to dice the potatoes so that they will not take long to cook. 
Celery, carrots, red potatoes, onions, red and green peppers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          So, now you will need to sautee your veggies in olive oil for about 5 minutes or until they begin to soften but don't cook them to death. Sautee them just a bit but not so much until it's soggy. This kills all the vitamins and nutrients.
This is how they should look after sauteeing

After your vegetables are sauteed add it to your pot of fish. Now it's time to add your seasonings. Here are the things I add to mine. I forgot to picture the milk and salt. My bad. Lol!!

 Add the milk, add the seasonings to taste, and now's the time to thicken it up with the flour. Here's how you do that: add a good bit of flour to a bowl and add water. Use a whisk to smooth it out then put it into your soup and stir. You may have to do this a few times to get it to the consistency that works for you. Once you've done that, that's it!!
Eat up!
I'm sure by now you have noticed I didn't quantify anything. 1/2 teaspoon of this, 1 cup of that, ect. I don't measure. You don't really need to measure for cooking. Baking, yeah. Cooking, no. Just season and add stuff until it's right.