Salmon chowder with coconut milk
Main Course, Soup
chowder, coconut milk, green lipped mussels, salmon head stock
The base of this salmon chowder with coconut milk is a salmon head stock. Its great depth of flavour works with the coconut milk, mussels, and just-cooked salmon fillet to deliver a very comforting chowder.
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salmon head stock
400 ml can coconut milk
freshly ground black pepper
pre-cooked and shelled
crab sticks or crab balls
cobs sweet corn
medium sweet potatoes
or 1 red and 1 orange
parsley finely chopped
gruyere cheese grated
Roast the red peppers for 40 minutes at 190 degC.
Allow to cool then remove any loose skin and dice.
Wash the corn cobs and remove any stringy bits.
Peel the sweet potatoes and cut into quarters.
In a large saucepan, add 10g butter and finely diced onion and sauté until soft.
Add the garlic and continue to sauté until fragrant.
Add the 3 cups of water then drop in the corn cobs and the sweet potatoes. Return to the boil.
Remove the corn cobs after 8 minutes drain and allow to cool.
Remove the sweet potato when soft and allow to drain.
Simmer until the stock has reduced to 2 cups.
Add the salmon head stock.
Remove the corn kernels from the cobs and add them to the saucepan.
Add the diced red peppers to the saucepan.
Mash the sweet potatoes and add to the saucepan.
Add the fish sauce to the saucepan.
Bring back to a simmer, reduce heat, and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Remove salmon skin if necessary and dice the salmon into roughly 15cm x 15cm pieces.
Dice the mussels into quarters.
If using crab sticks, dice into thirds.
Add the egg yolks into the coconut cream and whisk until combined.
Add the coconut milk to the saucepan and return to a simmer, stirring gently but frequently.
Add the salmon, mussels, crab sticks (or balls) to the soup.
Continue to stir gently but frequently as it returns to a simmer.
Combine the grated gruyere and diced parsley.
Halve the baguettes length-wise. Sprinkle on the cheese-parsley mixture and grill for several minutes until the cheese is melting.
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