Mussel and Bacon Chowder HT
Hot Fish Seafood Pork Vegetables
by chef Lesley Waters, this soup is quick to cook and packed with
flavour – real family fast food!
150ml/5fl.oz. Wine (or water if preferred)
500g/1lb 2oz fresh Mussels, cleaned and checked (optional)
1tbsp Olive Oil
115g/4oz Rindless, Streaky Bacon, chopped
1 Onion, finely chopped
1 Garlic Clove, crushed
600ml/20fl.oz. Vegetable Stock
500g/1lb 2oz Potatoes, peeled and cubed
350g/12oz boneless, skinless Haddock Fillet, cut into small chunks
75ml/3 fl oz Double Cream
150g/5 ˝ oz Frozen Peas or Petit Pois
115g/4oz Edam cheese, cut into small cubes
3tbsp freshly chopped Chives
1. Place the mussels in a large pan, pour over the wine (or water if preferred),
cover and cook for approximately 4 minutes until all the mussels are open. Drain
and reserve the liquid. When cool enough to handle remove the mussels from their
2. Heat the olive oil in a large pan and cook the bacon for 3 minutes. Add the
onion and cook until softened, about 6 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook for
a further minute.
3. Pour in the stock and reserved mussel liquid and bring to the boil. Add the
potatoes and simmer for 8 minutes. Stir in the haddock and cook for a further 3
4. Pour in the cream, petit pois, mussels and warm through.
5. Stir in the Edam and chives and season to taste. Pour into warm serving bowls
and serve with crusty bread.
• If not keen on mussels then replace with your favourite fish such as cod,
Pollock or salmon. Simply leave out stage one and add a splash of white wine to
• Replace the peas or petit-pois with sweetcorn or use both!
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