Panfish Chowder Recipe
With my husband being an avid hunter and fisherman, I can never have enough new fish and wild game recipes. We especially enjoy this rich chowder. It's a hearty dish with big chunks of fish, potatoes and bacon in a tempting creamy broth. -Cyndi Fliss, Bevent, Wisconsin
- 6 bacon strips, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 2/3 cup chopped onion
- 1/2 cup chopped celery
- 3 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 2 cups water
- 1/2 cup chopped carrots
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 1 pound panfish fillets (perch, sunfish or crappie), cut into 1-inch chunks
- 1 cup half-and-half cream
- In a 3-qt. saucepan, cook the bacon over medium heat until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove bacon to paper towels; drain, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings. Saute onion and celery in reserved drippings until tender.
- Add the potatoes, water, carrots, parsley, lemon juice and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until vegetables are tender, about 30 minutes. Add fish and bacon; simmer for 5 minutes or just until fish flakes with a fork. Add cream and heat through. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Panfish Chowder in Taste of Home August/September 1995, p33
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Reviewed Nov. 23, 2010
I have been making this recipe for over 7 years. It is so hearty and tasty. I usually add a few more bacon strips and have used heavy cream before.