This is a quick and simple lunch or supper dish that is delicious. Most supermarkets or fish shops sell a seafood mix (usually salmon, a white fish and a smoked fish) that they have already cut up. This takes the most time intensive task out of your hands. The fish means that is a hearty dish and served with some nice brown bread makes for a wonderful supper when you have come in from a long day.
If you don’t have fish stock just add some chicken or vegetable stock instead.
The finished chowder will keep in your fridge for 2 days and can be heated up easily in a saucepan or the microwave.
Irish Seafood Chowder
- 2 carrots
- 1 small onion
- 2 medium potatoes (about 250g - 300g)
- 1 clove garlic
- 500 ml fish stock
- 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
- 400 g seafood mix
- 200 ml milk
- Black pepper
- Peel and chop the carrots and potatoes into bite size pieces.
- Chop the onion into small pieces and saute in rapeseed oil for a few minutes until soft
- Add the garlic, carrots and potatoes and saute for a further 3 minutes
- Add the stock and cayenne pepper and bring to the boil and then turn down to simmer.
- Add the milk and simmer until the potatoes are cooked halfway through. This should take about 5 minutes
- Add the fish mix and cook for 4-5 minutes until the potato is soft and the fish is cooked
- Season with salt and black pepper