Happy Tuesday healthy readers!
Do you ever find yourself making the same weekly meals, day after day, and mid-week all you want is to order some Thai food and for someone to pour you a big glass of wine?
Yeah, me too.
But I love cooking and trying new dishes. I was reading a health and fitness magazine on my way home one day and I saw a recipe for a seafood chowder.
I love chowder, and I love seafood, so as usual, I decided to take the recipe as inspiration to make my own. I took off to the market, bought whatever looked fresh and delicious, and came up with this delectable spicy seafood chowder.
If you don’t eat fish, you could easily sub the seafood in this for any other kind of meat, and if you’re vegan, you could make a whoop ass tempeh or tofu spicy chowder! If you do please pass me on your recipe!
However, Ayah and I have some serious East Coast Canadian genes, and I’ve been enjoying seafood since before I could talk. For me, it is a complete feel good food that I love to treat myself to on occasion.
Here I am enjoying lobster at a VERY young age…
To make this chowder budget friendly, I recommend using tilapia and frozen prawns, which you can buy in bulk and let defrost in your chowder.
The best part of this chowder is you can use whatever you have on hand! Enjoy!
[box]Spicy Seafood Chowder
- 1/2 Onion
- 4 Cloves of garlic
- 1 Large sweet potato
- Can of diced tomatoes
- 1/2 box of Organic vegetable broth
- 10 Prawns
- Fillet of cod (or tilapia)
- Chipotle hot sauce (to your taste)
- Regular hot sauce (to your taste)
- 1 tsp Smoked paprika
- 1 tsp Chili powder
- himalayan sea salt
- 1 tsp chili flakes
- fresh chives
1. Simmer onion and garlic in a large deep pan in oil of your choice
2. Cut yam into small pieces and add to the pan, simmer
3. Add chicken broth, diced tomatoes and seasonings
4. Boil vigorously until yams are cooked through
5. Turn heat to low
6. Add prawns and fish, and as cod starts to cook, break into pieces with a spoon
7. Garnish with fresh chives[/box]