Persian Smoked Fish Chowder
Despite the long list of ingredients, this is a truly simple, inexpensive
soup with an exotic flavour (make a double lot as it tastes even better the day after). You can use fresh fish, and by adding mussels, scallops and prawns it can become a whole meal.
• 400g smoked fish
• 1400 ml fish or vegetable stock
• 1 chopped onion
• 3 sticks chopped celery
• 1 chopped leek
• 1 clove garlic, chopped
• 2 Tablespoons finely chopped parsley
• 1 Tablespoon tomato paste
• 1 Tablespoon Persian Rub
• Zest of an orange, finely chopped
• 1 Tablespoon flour
• 1 large potato, diced
• ½ cup cream
Fry onions, celery, leek, and garlic with Persian Rub. Add potatoes, fish (broken into small pieces) tomato paste, & orange zest. Fry for a minute or two. Sift flour over and stir to amalgamate, add stock, parsley and potato.
Cook until potato is really soft (30 minutes). Add cream, warm through & serve. You can whiz this soup to mush it all up or eat it chunky.