Do you ever get down to random items in your kitchen before shopping day and wonder how you can make supper with them? I had a day like that last week. I had two packages of fish fillets that didn't match each other. And two is just not enough for our family of ten. It was a chilly damp day so maybe that inspired my next thought - fish chowder.
I didn't feel like endlessly scrolling through recipes to find one I liked. I've done enough cooking that I thought I could pull this off on my own. It worked and I am so excited. I don't often step out on my own to create something. I tweak recipes A LOT, but doing my own is a fairly new experience. My family loved it so I know I'll be doing it again. Not only that I loved it, and generally speaking I don't like fish (unless it's deep fried in a thick batter ☺).
This recipe is easy and fast and can easily be adjusted according to your family's likes or what you have in the pantry. I added some bread I had made that day, and we had a filling and comforting meal.
fish fillets - whatever amount works for your family
oil for frying
1/2 cup butter
2 medium onions chopped
1 can mushrooms (284ml/10 oz)
1/2 cup flour
4 cups cream (or milk, but cream makes is tastier)
2 cans corn (341 ml/12 oz)
1 tsp salt
Cut the fish into bite size pieces and place in a pan with oil. As they cook add pepper to taste.
In a pot melt the butter. Add the onions and mushrooms and cook until the onions are soft and translucent. Add the flour to form a paste.
Whisk in the four cups of cream and stir until thickened. Add the cooked fish, corn and salt. Stir frequently and serve when hot.
|cooking the fish with pepper|
|onions and mushrooms|
|with the flour forming a paste|
|ready to eat|