Fish: Old Trap Fish Chowder

posted by scooby 03-15-101 7:20 AM

Old Trap Fish Chowder

2 cups diced potatoes (wash and leave the skin on)
1/2 pound diced salt pork (remove the tough skin)
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp thyme
1 bay leaf
1 (32 oz) can clam juice
1 pound skinless, firm white fish (shark, swordfish, cod, sea bass, or rockfish for example), cut into cubes about 1/2 inch square.

Combine the salt pork, bay leaf, thyme and clam juice in a large stockpot. Bring to a boil, then cover, reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour. Add all the other ingredients, except the fish. Cover, bring to a slow boil and cook until the vegetables are tender, about 15 minutes. Add the fish and cook for another 5 minutes.

Note: you will probably have to add more salt, depending on how much salt the pork has in it, but do this at the very last minute

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