Cheddar Fish Shrimp Potatoe Chowder
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INGREDIENT WITH STEPS BELOW - MAKES ABOUT 8 1-CUP SERVINGS.
11 Med onion chopped
2 cloves garlic minced or pressed.
2 Tbsp light margarine
2 Tbsp flour
2 cups water
2 cups cubed peeled potatoes (about 1/2 lb)
1 cup sliced celery, or 1/2 tsp celery seed
1 carrot shredded
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
8 oz shredded cheddar cheese (2% milkfat)(more if you like cheesier)
1 lb cod fillets(OTHER FLAKY WHITE FISH - CATFISH, HALIBUT MAYBE EVEN TILAPIA)
1 can (4 oz) tiny shrimp, small bag frozen salad shrimp, or fresh small/med shrimp. (I usually use frozen)
2 cups skim milk
(1 time I did not have celery or celery seed and i used cream of celery soup and added less flour, turned out good also)
2Cook onions and garlic in margarine in 3-qt saucepan on medium heat until tender, stirring frequently.
3Add flour; mix well. Gradually add water, stirring until well blended.
4Add vegetables and seasonings; stir. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover. Simmer 30 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
5Stir in cheese; cook until melted, stirring frequently. Add cod, shrimp and milk; cook until heated through and fish is cooked, stirring occasionally.(I sometiems bake/precook the fish and flake it apart in a bowl before adding it.)