Recipe

Seafood chowder with garlic bread

  • 15 mins preparation
  • 30 mins cooking
  • Serves 6
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Ingredients

Seafood chowder with garlic bread
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable or olive oil
  • 1 large white onion, finely chopped
  • 2 celery sticks, finely chopped
  • 800 gram potatoes, peeled, cut into 2cm pieces
  • 1 teaspoon dried tarragon leaves
  • 2 410g cans corn kernels, rinsed
  • 2 large vegetable stock cubes
  • 6 cup (1.5l) boiling water
  • 270 gram packet fresh or frozen garlic bread slices
  • 300 gram boneless firm white fish fillets
  • 2/3 cup cream
  • 200 gram can small cooked peeled prawns, drained
  • 100 gram sliced smoked salmon, torn
  • chopped chives, to serve

Method

Seafood chowder with garlic bread
  • 1
    Heat oil in a large heavy-based saucepan over moderate heat. Add onion; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until soft. Add celery, potato, tarragon and corn; cook and stir for 5 minutes or until heated. Add crumbled stock cubes and boiling water. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low. Simmer, uncovered, 15 minutes or until potato is tender. Remove from heat; cool slightly. Using an electric stick mixer, blend soup until smooth.
  • 2
    Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan forced. Cook garlic bread as packet directs.
  • 3
    Place soup in saucepan over low heat. Add fish, cream and half the prawns; cook and stir for 5 minutes or until fish is cooked. Season. Ladle soup into serving bowls. Top with salmon, remaining prawns and chives. Serve with garlic bread.