So here’s the recipe for my “It’s Not (Only For) Bleeding Chowder!”, inspired by the Best Irish Chef 2009 Kevin Dundon’s “It’s Not a Bleeding Chowder”. (Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant at Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, FL)
Ingredients (4-6 servings – Reserve half for the doria)
- Cleaned and chopped leeks: about 1 large. Dark green part removed.
- How to clean leeks: Split the leek from the center lengthwise, bottom part attached, and wash off sand/dirt well with running water.
- Save the tops for making chicken/fish/vegetable stock.
- Diced boiling potatoes (such as Yukon Gold): 2 medium
- Seafood (scallops & shrimps) chop them if they are large: 2/3 lbs (300g)
- Bay leaf: 1
- White Wine: 1/4-1/3 cup
- Fish stock or Milk and fish bouillon (or chicken stock/bouillon): 2 1/2 cup
- Corn: 1/2 – 2/3 cup
- Cream: 1 1/2 cup
- Sprinkle salt, pepper and white wine lightly on seafood.
- Clean leeks well and chop them. Sautee in extra virgin olive oil, and light amount of salt.
- Add diced potatoes and sauté for a while, add seafood and white wine.
- Add fish stock or milk and crumbled fish bouillon and cook until hot, and seafood is heated through. Make sure to not to boil it.
- Add cream and corn, and adjust the seasoning. Serve hot.
Kitchen Wizard Tip: I highly recommend you clean and saute the entire bunch of leeks, and save the rest in a zip-loc bag for later use, either in the fridge or freezer (keep it thin, less than 1/3 inches so that you can break only the amount you need). It’ll be very handy. I promise!
The original version from Raglan Road has a lot more seafood, such as smoked fish, mussels, fancy prawns etc… It might have even had some shredded cabbage in it… They had a Colcannon soup called Colpucchino that had cabbage in it… Mine is easier weeknight version. You can also use other mild seafood on hand. If you are planning to make doria later in the week, it’d be better not to use smoked fish.
Tomorrow on Secrets of a Kitchen Wizard…
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Leftover Make-over of this… “It’s Not (Only For) Bleeding Chowder! It’s Now Seafood Doria!” Don’t miss it!