Newfoundland Fish Chowder. Cooler days means cozy food choices. I love a good hearty soup or stew on a crisp fall day. We always have cod fish in our freezer. Cod fish that my Father catches every summer during the recreational food fishery here in Newfoundland. I serve cod several different ways but one of my favorite is in a chowder.
4 slices bacon
2 onions, chopped
1 teaspoon summer savoury
6 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
3 carrots, peeled and sliced
4 cups water
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 lbs cod fish fillets, cut into 1-inch chunks
1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk
2 tablespoons chopped fresh or dried chives
1. In a large, heavy saucepan, cook bacon over medium high heat for about 10 minutes or until crisp.
2. Chop the cooked bacon coarsely and set aside.
3. Drain off all but 1 tablespoons bacon fat from saucepan.
4. Add onions and savoury to the saucepan. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until softened.
5. Add potatoes, carrots, water and salt.
6. Bring to boil. Cover; reduce heat and simmer for about 20 minutes or until tender.
7. Add the cod chunks; simmer for about 5 minutes or until fish flakes easily.
8. Add milk and pepper, heat through.
9. Serve in bowls and garnish with the bacon and chives
What’s your favourite cold weather meal?