Tested till perfect Potato Fish Chowder
Potato Fish Chowder
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Potato Fish Chowder

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By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: April 2008

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 21 ratings.
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  • Portion size 8


  • 2 tbsp 2tbspbutter
  • 1 1small leekleeks, (white and light green parts only), diced
  • 1 1oniononions, diced
  • 1 1stalk celery, diced
  • 1 1bay leafbay leaves
  • 1 1clove garliccloves of garlic, minced
  • half halfsweet red pepper, diced
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspsalt
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tsppaprika
  • 3 tbsp 3tbspall-purpose flour
  • 2 bottles (each 240 mL) 2bottles (each 240 mL)clam juice
  • 1 1Yukon Gold potatoYukon Gold potatoes, peeled, quartered and sliced 1/4 inch (5mm) thick
  • 1-1/2 cups 1-1/2cupsmilk
  • 12 oz 12ozcod or halibut fillethalibut fillets, cut into 1-inch (2.5 cm) chunks
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspchopped fresh parsley
  • 3 strips 3stripsbacon, (optional), cooked and crumbled
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In large saucepan, heat butter over medium-high heat; fry leek, onion, celery, bay leaf, garlic, red pepper and salt, stirring often, for about 5 minutes or until leek and onion are softened. Stir in paprika.

Add flour; cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Stir in clam juice; bring to boil. Add potato; cover and simmer over medium heat for about 10 minutes or until tender.

Add milk; return to simmer. Add fish; simmer for about 5 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested. Discard bay leaf. Sprinkle with parsley, and bacon (if using).

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Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 126 pro 10g total fat 4g sat. fat 2g
carb 12g fibre 1g chol 31mg sodium 272mg

% RDI:

calcium 7 iron 6 vit A 10 vit C 28
folate 10
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