Traditional Irish Seafood Chowder
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Traditional Irish Seafood Chowder
Warm your hearts with a bowl of this traditional Irish seafood chowder. Comforting and full of flavors, this recipe makes for a delightful appetizer or a hearty meal on chilly days.
Get Cozy with Irish Seafood Chowder
Originating from the Emerald Isle, this classic chowder features a delightful mix of fresh and smoked fish - our Wild Atlantic Cod and Smoke Roasted Wild Sockeye Salmon from Sizzlefish. The earthy potatoes, sweet onions, crunchy celery, and juicy corn add a perfect balance to the smoky flavor of the salmon. The result? A hearty bowl of chowder that feels like a warm hug!
Why Choose Wild Atlantic Cod?
Atlantic cod, renowned for its mild, slightly sweet flavor, and flaky white flesh, has long been a favorite choice in the US, Europe, and South America. But not all cod is created equal. Beware of Pacific cod, a different species that is sometimes mistakenly passed off as the traditional North Atlantic cod. We take pride in selecting only the premium wild cod fillet portions for our recipes, ensuring that you enjoy the best taste and quality.
A Delicious, Healthy Choice
Did you know that each Wild Atlantic Cod fillet portion is a nutritional powerhouse? It's packed with protein, making it an excellent choice for low carb/high protein diets. But the health benefits don't stop there. North Atlantic cod is also a source of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids and provides substantial levels of vitamins B12 and D. These nutrients are vital for your heart health, brain function, and immune system. So, when you savor a bowl of our Traditional Irish Seafood Chowder, you're not just indulging in a delightful meal, but you're also nourishing your body.
FAQs About Irish Seafood Chowder
- Can I use different kinds of fish?
Absolutely! You can experiment with different fish like haddock, crab meat, or even shellfish like mussels, clams, and lobster. However, it's best to avoid strong flavored fish like tuna.
- Can I add other vegetables?
Yes, feel free to add other vegetables like carrots or peas to the chowder for extra flavor and nutrients.
Substitutions and Variations
- Not a fan of corn?
You can omit the corn or substitute it with other vegetables of your choice.
- Can I make this chowder dairy-free?
Yes, you can substitute the heavy cream with a dairy-free alternative like coconut milk. Just note that this might slightly change the flavor of the chowder.
2 tbsp unsalted butter
- 1 cup sliced celery
- 2 oz smoked bacon
- 1 cup chopped sweet yellow onion
- 4 cups diced red potatoes
- 2 tsp minced garlic
- 4 cups seafood stock
- 2 dried bay leaves
- 2 sprigs fresh thyme
1 lb. cubed Atlantic Cod
1/4 lb. cubed smoke roasted wild salmon
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup frozen corn
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp fresh chopped chives for serving
Finely dice the onion and thinly slice the bacon.
Peel the potatoes and dice the potatoes into ½ in cubes.
Heat butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add celery and onion. After two minutes add the bacon and Sauté for an additional 5 minutes, stirring regularly. The bacon should be cooked but not yet browning. Add garlic and sauté 30 seconds longer.
Add potatoes, seafood stock, bay leaves and thyme. Bring to a boil and boil for 10 minutes to soften potatoes.
Remove and discard woody thyme stems. Reduce heat to medium-low. Stir in cod, smoked salmon, corn, heavy cream and salt. Simmer 5-7 minutes longer or until cod is cooked through.
Ladle into bowls and serve hot topped with chives.