Seafood Chowder

This is a recipe by Brian Mc Dermott The No Salt Chef on the Tesco Kitchen at the Balmoral Show 2015

Brian is a regular Chef on RTE TV Today Show and weekly resident Chef on BBC Radio Foyle. Launching second Cookery Book in summer of 2015.

Brian’s Cookery School is a must visit for 2015

Brian is changing the way people engage with food with his relaxed style of cooking and no salt approach.

Don’t be afraid to have a go at making a chowder as its one of the most rewarding home cooked meals you can have. Brian has kept this recipe simple and tasty.

Difficulty medium
Preparation Time 20 minutes
Cooking Time 30 minutes
Servings 2-3
Main Ingredients
  • 200g Salmon
  • 200g Smoked Whiting or Haddock
  • 200g Haddock
  • 500ml Milk
  • 50g Butter
  • 50g Plain Flour
  • Sprinkle of Dill
  • 2 carrots peeled & diced
  • 2 Stick Celery Peeled & Diced
  • 1 Onion Diced
  • Half a Leek thinly sliced
  • 2 Bay Leaf
  • 3 Sprigs Thyme
  • 1 Clove Garlic
  • 3 Potatoes peeled & diced
  • Fresh Ground Black Pepper
  • Fresh Chives or parsley to sprinkle when serving
  • Drop of Worchester Sauce

Main Instructions
  1. In a pot place the boned and skinless fish and cover with milk and 1 bay leaf. Bring to boil then reduce heat and poach for 8 minutes.
  2. In separate pot melt the butter and sweat for 3-4 minutes the diced onion, crushed garlic, celery, bay leaf, carrots and the sprig of thyme.
  3. Add the leeks followed by the flour and make sure flour ensuring the flour is mixed in thoroughly. Add the dill.
  4. Set aside while you drain the milk from the fish pot and add straight into the vegetables. Put back on low heat, add the diced potatoes and stir occasionally.
  5. Season with fresh ground pepper, drop of Worchester sauce and cook for 15 minutes on a low heat occasionally stirring
  6. To Serve: Add some broken fish pieces to a bowl and serve the chowder piping hot straight on top of fish.
  7. Serve with sprinkle of fresh chive or parsley
  8. Serve with some hearty brown bread.
Allergy Advice
This recipe may include:
  • Fish
  • Milk
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