A fish in winter
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Salmon is as wonderful in a
chowder as it is on the grill
Salmon and White Fish Chowder
1 pound salmon fillet 3 cups water, more
1 pound assorted white if needed
HAVE YOU BROUGHT your salmon in for winter fish fillets: halibut, hake, 1 large bouquet garni
whiting or pollock of parsley, bay leaf
yet? In the warmer months, this delectable, ver-
1 and thyme
satile fish is often prepared outdoors on the grill, /2 cup butter, divided
1 Salt and pepper
where it cooks up wonderfully with a marinade
4 onions (about
pounds), peeled 1 small bunch parsley
or simply coated with olive oil and a squeeze of and quartered (about
lemon. But salmon has equally delicious applica-
5 garlic cloves, chopped 1 baguette, sliced on
tions in the cold months, when families and
2 whole cloves the diagonal
friends enjoy crowding around a soup or stew.
2 cups dry white wine 1 lemon
The accompanying recipe for Salmon and
White Fish Chowder is a perfect way to test this
1. Wash and dry fish; cut in 2-inch chunks.
theory. Developed by Anne Willan, a renowned international chef, culi-
2. Melt half the butter in a large soup pot and spread onions
nary teacher and author, it appears in Creative Cooking The Costco and garlic in the bottom. Press cloves into an onion piece.
Way, Costco’s new cookbook. A limited number of copies of the cook-
3. Lay fish on top; add wine and water to just cover.
book were handed out in the warehouses after Thanksgiving; an elec-
4. Add bouquet garni, salt and pepper and bring to a boil,
tronic version is now posted on
www.costcoconnection.com. Creative skimming. Simmer over low heat
6 minutes, or until
Cooking features recipes that use products available at Costco, includ- fish is just tender. Remove fish. Boil broth until reduced
ing salmon from Marine Harvest, one of Costco’s salmon suppliers. by about half, 25 to 30 minutes.
If you need any more persuading to keep salmon in your year-
5. Meanwhile, toast bread. Halve lemon lengthwise; cut
round repertoire, consider the fish’s health benefits. Salmon is naturally one half into wedges.
rich in omega- 3 fatty acids, which are believed to help everything from
6. When broth is ready, discard bouquet garni and cloves.
lowering the risk of heart attack to promoting bone growth. Dietary Squeeze juice from lemon half into broth. Add fish and
guidelines from the American Heart Association recommend at least warm briefly.
two servings of fish per week.—Tim Talevich
7. Dice remaining butter and place in 4 warm soup bowls.
Spoon in chowder; garnish with parsley and lemon
wedges. Serve with toast. Makes 4 servings.
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