This is cold-weather dining at its best. Generous pieces of fresh fish floating in a creamy broth with root vegetables are hearty and satisfying. This recipe is from Lucinda Scala Quinn, and it appears on the Martha Stewart Living digital magazine for iPad.
The Martha Stewart Show, November 2010
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 leek, white and pale-green parts only, halved lengthwise, thinly sliced, and rinsed well
- 1 red onion, quartered and thinly sliced
- Coarse salt and freshly ground white pepper
- 3 small Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch cubes
- 2 carrots, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
- 6 cups store-bought low-sodium fish stock or Homemade Fish Stock (http://www.marthastewart.com/286425/homemade-fish-stock)
- 12 ounces skinless salmon, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
- Heat butter in a medium stockpot over medium-low heat. Cook leek and red onion until soft, 6 to 8 minutes. Season with 1 teaspoon salt. Stir in potatoes and carrots. Add stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer until potatoes are almost tender, 6 to 8 minutes.
- Add salmon and simmer until opaque, about 3 minutes. Stir in cream to heat through. Stir in dill, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon white pepper. Chowder can be refrigerated for up to 2 days. Reheat before serving.
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