Recipe by Wendy
"A wonderful New England creation, merging the sweetness of parsnips with a smoky cod broth. Good fish alternatives include haddock, pollack, cusk, or whiting. Smoked haddock and smoked pollack are good substitutes for the smoked cod. Use 1 1/2 pounds fresh cod alone if no lightly smoked fish is available. Great on cool Autumn evenings! Serve with hot, crusty bread and garnish with fresh chives."
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lightly smoked cod, skin and bones removed
heavy whipping cream
salt to taste
ground black pepper to taste
WOW! This is the best cod chowder I've had. It even beats the recipe in the Yankee main dish cookbook! You just HAVE to try it!
This was really fishy and a little bland for my taste otherwise. My husband liked it pretty well though.
I've tried a few smoked fish chowder recipes, but this is the one I keep coming back to. The parsnip is an interesting change from the usual potato. A winter family favourite.
Fantastic. Never quite enough liquid, though - we add water to make it a bit more "soup-ey".
This is a delicous soup, but I had to do some adapting. I couldn't find any smoked cod so I used some smoked trout as well as 1# of fresh trout. I also had to use dried thyme. I used 1# of potatoes. They were organic fingerlings so I didn't peel them. I didn't bother to precook the fish and just used chicken broth to cook the vegetables. Then I added the fish and cream and simmered until the cream was hot and the fish was cooked. Definitley use the fresh chives if you have them available.
Since I stick with 5 star recipes from Allrecipes, there are very few that I find that I don't care for. This is one of them... It may have been that although I love parsnips, I didn't care for them as the focus of this dish. Loved the cod, the broth and the lemon combination. Thanks for sharing.
The cowder is really great but I think the cod is a bit bland. Maybe getting all smoked cod could work, or marinate it in something. In all, good recipe, but something more needs to be done with the cod!
I really enjoyed this soup. I didn't have any smoked cod but i added andoullie sausage which gave an excellent spicy, smokey flavor. My husband loved it as well.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Smoky Cod and Parsnip Chowder
Serving Size: 1/7 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 7
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 173
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