Chowder (not to be confused with the cartoon character) is a seafood soup or vegetable stew usually served with cracker, but as Filipinos we would surely enjoy it more with rice. Try it now!

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Ingredients

1?3 cup PUREFOODS CLASSIC HONEYCURED BACON, cut into 1/2 inch strips
1 cup sliced onions
1/2 cup sliced leeks (1/2" thick)
1/2 cup sliced celery (1/2" thick)
1/3 cup MAGNOLIA ALL PURPOSE FLOUR
4 cups fish stock*
1 cup MAGNOLIA PUREFRESH NATURAL COW’S MILK
1 (250 ml) pack MAGNOLIA ALL PURPOSE CREAM
iodized fine salt to taste
3/4 tsp pepper
1/2 kg white shrimps or baby prawns, peeled & deveined
1/2 kg fish fillet, sliced into 1-1/2" x 1/2" chunks
1/2 kg squid (remove ink sac)
1/3 cup grated MAGNOLIA CHEDDAR CHEESE

Procedure

1.      In a deep saucepan, fry the bacon to render fat. Leave the fat on the pan.

2.   Using the same pan, sauté onions, leeks and celery. Add flour and mix to make a smooth paste. Add fish stock, milk and cream. Season with salt and pepper. Simmer over medium heat, while stirring occasionally until slightly thickened.

3.  Add fish fillets, squid, clams and shrimps. Simmer for not more than 7 minutes. Add cooked bacon. Right before serving, sprinkle with cheese.

 

*To prepare fish stock, boil together in 5 cups water, fish head and bones, shrimp head with celery leaves, leeks, peppercorns and 1/2 cup white wine. Boil until stock has been reduced to approximately 4 cups. Strain.

 

Makes 5-6 servings.


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