Fresh Fish Chowder

October 19, 2009

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Fresh fish is essential for great chowder.

Chowder is any of a variety of soups, enriched with salt pork fatback and thickened with flour and some sort of seafood, or more traditionally with crushed ship biscuit or saltine crackers, and milk. To some Americans, it means clam chowder, made with cream or milk in most places, or with tomato as “Manhattan clam chowder.” Corn chowder is a thick soup filled with whole corn (maize) kernels.

Fish chowder, along with corn and clam chowder, continues to enjoy popularity in New England and Atlantic Canada. Seafood chowder is a traditional and popular dish in Ireland.