Chunky Smoked Hoki Chowder
Its winter. Its cold. those in the know reach for soup in these trying times. Me, I think along the same lines as the Jello Biafra and his Dead Kennedys. “Soup is good food”.
However, a plain ‘ol tomato or Leek ‘n’ Potato just isnt going to cut today. This boy needs some chunks.
So I have this. Smoked Hoki. great value, these slabs were 5 bux. Ok, its frozen, but its a nice piece of protein, and what I’m going to do with it is magical.
Now, I need some starch. Nice diced potatoes go into the pot. Cooked until tender.
Once they are done, its time to make a veloute.(like VELVET silly). Butter, flour, and then some stock to make a smooth velvetly mix.(There is some leeks in there that been sweated earlier).
Then, my dirty little secret. A little Harissa paste, to add some colour, and a nice warming zing to the proceedings. Or should I say “my spicy and interesting bit on the side”.
Then the diced fish.
Cook for a couple of mins, then serve. Beautiful, nourishing, and much like me: Cheap.