Low carb Fish Chowder

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!

Fish Chowder ingredientsIngredients – 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

Preparation Instructions

Cooking radish and onion

Cooking radish and onion

  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, cook bacon until crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on a paper-towel lined plate.
  2. Add onion and radish to bacon grease and cook until onions are tender, about 10 minutes.
  3. Add chicken stock and simmer 10 minutes. Season with thyme, salt and pepper.
  4. Add cream and fish and continue to simmer until fish is cooked through, about 4 minutes.
  5. Float butter on top.
Atkins friendly fish chowder

Atkins friendly fish chowder

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