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Red Snapper Chowder (or Rockfish, etc...)
From Dorothy McNett's recipes at www.dorothymcnett.com.
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil or butter
In heavy bottomed saucepan or saucier, heat oil or butter. Add onion, garlic, celery, carrots, orange peel, herbs, salt and pepper. Cook and stir over medium heat about 8 - 10 minutes or until the vegetables are tender and some are starting to brown a little. Microwave the broth 2-3 minutes to heat. Set aside. Using a roux whisk, quickly blend the flour into the hot vegetables and then add the hot broth followed by the milk or half and half, whisking well. Allow to simmer gently while you cook the fish. Arrange the fish on a microwave safe plate and sprinkle with seasonings, oil, and juice. Cover loosely with waxed paper. Cook in microwave 2-3 minutes, or until fish flakes easily. Flake the fish, checking for and removing any bones that may be in the fish. Add the fish chunks to the soup along with the juices. Taste and correct seasonings.
Recipe created 2004-01-04.