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COOKING WITH THE NO SALT CHEF – GETTING HOOKED ON SEAFOOD IN DONEGAL

first_imgDonegal is famous for a lot of things and I feel our Seafood is without doubt one of our best products and the best way to celebrate it is to make a superb Seafood Chowder.by the No Salt Chef Brian McDermottThis is my simple step by step guide to perfecting a great fish soup full of superb seafood. As we look forward to increasing visitors to the county in 2015 the Wild Atlantic Way is about celebrating our coastal food and for too long we have turned our back on seafood.Go on have a shot at making your first ChowderChowderIngredients Serves 6 200g Salmon200g Smoked Whiting or Haddock200g Haddock500ml Milk50g Unsalted Butter 50g Plain FlourSprinkle of Dill2 carrots peeled & diced2 Stick Celery Peeled & Diced 1 Onion DicedHalf a Leek thinly sliced2 Bay Leaf3 Sprigs Thyme1 Clove Garlic3 Potatoes peeled & dicedFresh Ground Black PepperFresh Chives or parsley to sprinkle when servingDrop Worchester SauceMethodIn a pot place the boned and skinless fish and cover with milk or Water and 1 bay leaf. Bring to boil then reduce heat and poach for 8 minutes.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.Add the leeks followed by the flour and make sure flour is mixed in well. Add the dill.Set aside while you drain the milk or water from the fish pot straight into the vegetables. Put back on low heat, add the diced potatoes and stir occasionally.Leave the fish in the pot it was cooked in.Season with fresh ground pepper, drop of Worchester sauce and cook for 15 minutes on a low heat.Add some broken fish pieces to a bowl and serve the chowder piping hot straight on top of fish.Serve with sprinkle of fresh chives or parsley.Brian’s Weekly Top Tip: Best fish for children is hake as it has fewer bones and boosts a natural sweet flavor and soft texture.Poaching Fish is healthiest way of cooking it.COOKING WITH THE NO SALT CHEF – GETTING HOOKED ON SEAFOOD IN DONEGAL was last modified: February 19th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalNo Salt Chef Brian McDermottlast_img

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