Corn chowder

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Recipe from: 9 October 2015
Preparation time: 30 min
Cooking time: 20 min
 
 

Ingredients

 
  • 30
    ml
    butter
  • 1
    large onion, chopped
  • 3-4
    celery stalks (depending on size), finely chopped
  • 3
    rashers rindless bacon, chopped
  • 2
    potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 250
    ml
    dry white wine
  • 4
    large whole mealies
  • 45
    ml
    cornflour
  • 500
    ml
    chicken stock
  • 250
    ml
    cream
  • 250
    ml
    milk
  • 350
    g
    smoked haddock (you can use any fish you like, including seafoods such as crab and prawns)
  • a handful of parsley, chopped
  • juice of half a lemon
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Method

 
Heat the butter in a saucepan and sauté the onion until soft and glossy. Add the celery and bacon and sauté for five minutes until the celery is soft and glossy.

Add the potatoes and stirfry for a few minutes. Add the wine, scrape the bottom of the saucepan clean, and allow the wine to evaporate slightly.

Clean the mealies and slice off the kernels using a sharp knife. Add these to the saucepan and stir-fry for a few minutes.

Stir in the cornflour, followed by the chicken stock, cream and milk, and bring to the boil.

Reduce the heat and simmer the mixture for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes are cooked.

Stir in the fish or seafood of your choice, along with the parsley, and simmer for a few minutes until cooked. Remove the saucepan from the heat, add lemon juice to taste, then season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve with fresh bread.

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