SERVES 6 THE CHOWDER OF CHOWDERS
By Renée Lavallée of Canteen. Cold water shrimp are tiny and sweet, caught in the frigid waters of the north Atlantic. They are usually sold frozen.
Bacon 8 slices, roughly chopped
Onion 1, chopped
Leek 1, chopped
Celery 3 ribs, chopped
Potatoes 3, unpeeled, washed and chopped
Chicken Stock 3 cups
White Wine 1 cup
Clams 1 can, with the juice
Smoked Oysters 3 tins
Haddock (or any fish you like) 1 lb, cut into bite-sized pieces
Smoked Halibut or Haddock 4 oz, cut into bite-sized pieces
Cold Water Shrimp 1 cup
Corn 1 cup, fresh or frozen
Milk 2%, 2 cups
Tarragon chopped, 1 Tbs
Salt and Pepper to taste
Fresh Dill to garnish
1 IN a large pot, cook the bacon with a little oil and add the onion, leek, celery and potato.
2 SWEAT for 5 minutes. Deglaze with the white wine and cook another 2 minutes.
3 ADD the chicken stock and the liquid from the clams.
4 COOK for 1/2 hour until the vegetables are soft.
5 ADD in the smoked fish and the white fish.
6 COOK for another 10 minutes and then add the remaining ingredients and heat through.
7 SEASON with salt and pepper and garnish with the fresh dill.