Thursday, 17 May 2012

Day 7 and it was the turn of Fish Chowder and it only required one dish to cook the recipe so already I was off to a good start with this one.

The recipe started off with diced bacon fried with onion and the remaining ingredients consisted of diced potato, fresh salmon, cod and smoked salmon along with chicken stock, milk and a hint of cayenne pepper. The finishing touches were freshly chopped chives and parsley. From start to finish, it took about half an hour to make. After taking 1.5 hours to make potato gratin the other night, any recipe that only takes half an hour now seems quick! Apologies for the quality of the photo but here it is…

Apparently, Irish people don’t eat fish as often as they should and I must hold up my hand and admit to only cooking it on Fridays which is something I often remember about being in my Granny’s house on a Friday. To this day, my mother still cooks fish on a Friday in keeping with tradition but I can’t help but think that this wouldn’t be a bad way for fish to be promoted – just like the “good old days”. Health promoters – take note!

The verdict…

With the dish being made of fresh fish and especially oily fish such as salmon, I was very keen to get this into my darling Dear Son’s little tummy with salmon being an excellent source of omega-3 oils i.e. brain food! And with that in mind, I started the coaxing that this “magic food” would help him do his numbers and letters but, to be honest, it didn’t take much for him to start into it – apparently it “looked nice” so that was good enough for him. Dear Husband described it as a “hearty bowl of soup” and gave it a very respectable 8 out of 10! Yay!

In conclusion, I think this recipe must be a staple in anyone’s recipe box and I know that this will keep well in the fridge for Dear Husband’s lunch tomorrow so that’s an added bonus! Now, where’s that Thermos…..?

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