I was debating between a few recipes because they are all so good but finally came up with a good one
We like to go to Maine, alot. When i was younger we'd go stay at a hotel up there for a week during the summer. We did this maybe 5 or 6 summers. It was a special time. My parents, grandmother and I went. Not only that but my aunt, uncle and cousins live up there so we go there alot. One of our traditions wen going to visit my family up there is to have Lobster. We only stay for the day but have a big lobster dinner. Maine is known for the best lobsters after all :)! Another thing we like is chowda. Granted you can get it anywhere, it seems that Maine is also wonderful for that. for a long time I wasnt a big chowda fan but I'm starting to like it again.
When you go to the store and buy pre-made stuff its sometimes not good. Not fresh enough. My aunt was able to find a recipe for Fish Chowda that she's brought to Christmas for the past two years...soo good!! So thats what I want to share. Let me just say that Trader Joe's oyster crackers go perfect with this!
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- Salt pork or bacon
- 1 medium onion
- 4 cups of potatoes (chunks)
- 2 pounds of haddock
- 1 can evaporated milk
- 2 cups whole milk
- Fry the salt pork or bacon. You need to get about 3 tablespoons of fat. The cooked pork or bacon can be used as a garnish later. Usually use half a package. No preference between pork or bacon.
- Dice the onion and saute in the 3 tablespoons of fat until yellow, not burned.
- Add the 4 cups of chunk potatoes
- Break the fish into big chunks and layer it on top of the potatoes.
- Sprinkle with 2 teaspoons of salt and half a teaspoon of pepper
- Add water to cover the potatoes. Cover it now
- Bring to boil and then simmer until the potatoes are tender but not overcooked.
- Don't stir. Stirring will make the fish mushy. You can break it up just a tad though!
- When the potatoes are ready (and the fish should be cooked at this point), add 2 cups of whole milk and 1 can of evaporated milk
- Stir to heat but don't boil.
- The recipe says it's best the next day but we usually eat it right away.
And there you have it!!! Its not terribly hard to make and comes out so good! Enjoy :)