This delicious Atkins friendly low carb fish chowder is one we make all the time for lunch and is a perfect candidate for making extra so you have enough for a few lunches. Not only is it a good way to get fish into your diet, but it is also a nice option for a warm lunch. The original recipe is from the following excellent website: http://alldayidreamaboutfood.com/2012/11/hearty-fish-chowder.html All we’ve done here is translate the measurements to grams and millilitres instead of cups.
The original recipe uses daikon radish (instead of the traditional potato used in chowder). A daikon radish is a root vegetable that looks very similar to a parsnip. I’m not sure that they are readily available in Ireland but we’ve substituted regular radishes which works quite well. For the fish, you can either buy a packet of fish mix or ask your fish mongers to make up a mix for you – don’t feel you have to stick to the type of fish listed below – other types of fish work well too. It is delicious served with a Muffin in a Minute!
Ingredients – 6 servings:
- 4 slices bacon, chopped
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 340g chopped radish
- 600 ml chicken stock
- 1/2 tsp dried thyme
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 470ml cups heavy cream
- 500g fresh white fish like cod or pollock, chopped
- 1 tbsp butter
Carbs: 3.4g approx per serving
Phase: Suitable for all phases
- In a large saucepan over medium heat, cook bacon until crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on a paper-towel lined plate.
- Add onion and radish to bacon grease and cook until onions are tender, about 10 minutes.
- Add chicken stock and simmer 10 minutes. Season with thyme, salt and pepper.
- Add cream and fish and continue to simmer until fish is cooked through, about 4 minutes.
- Float butter on top.