1 kg seafood offcuts
1 brown onion, roughly chopped
2 carrots, roughly chopped
1 small leek top, cut in half
2 parsley sprigs
2 bay leaves
6 black peppercorns
2 litres (8 cups) water
60 g butter
2 bacon rashers, roughly chopped
1 small brown onion, finely chopped
1 small leek, white part only,
1 celery stick, finely chopped
1 corn cob, kernels removed
1 large floury potato, peeled
and cut into 1 cm dice
50 g (⅓ cup) plain flour
Salt flakes and pepper, to taste
60 ml (¼ cup) white wine
1 litre (4 cups) fish stock
500 g seafood, roughly chopped
such as mussels, prawns, white fish
100 g smoked fish
185 ml (¾ cup) cream
2 tbsp roughly chopped dill fronds
1 tbsp roughly chopped
1 lemon, juiced
1. Combine the bones and remaining ingredients in a deep unperforated steam container. Place into the steam oven
and Steam at 90°C for 40 minutes.
2. Strain the stock and discard the solids. Cool then refrigerate until required.
1. In a large saucepan on a medium heat, induction setting 6, melt the butter. Add the bacon and fry for 4 minutes, or until lightly cooked.
2. Add the vegetables and fry for a further 5 minutes, until the vegetables have softened.
3. Add the flour and stir to coat the vegetables and fry for 1 minute. Add the white wine, stirring until the wine has reduced by half and the mixture thickens. Season with salt and pepper.
4. Transfer the ingredients into the unperforated steam container with the stock. Place into the steam oven and Steam at 100°C for 20 minutes.
5. Add the seafood and cream and Steam at 100°C for a further 5 minutes. Remove from the steam oven, add the chopped herbs and season to taste with salt, pepper and lemon juice.
1. Ladle the chowder into warm bowls and serve with crusty bread.
Hints and tips
• Almost any vegetable can be used to make this stock, try using fennel or leek for a deeper flavour.
• Refrigerate stock for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 6 months.