This traditional hearty soup has been a feature in Irish life for as long as village communities have subsisted on the fisherman's catch landed along the wild shores of the Atlantic Coast. The memorable mix of fresh haddock, salmon, and shrimp (or prawns as we call them in Ireland) is nicely balanced out with seasonal veggies such as leeks, carrots, and potatoes. The sauce of fish stock and cream brings a flavourful and comforting warmth that refreshes the soul. Unlike the American versions of chowder, this more authentic recipe has less cream, allowing for the other true flavours to show through. Ireland is known for it's seafood, and this delicious chowder is a prime example of Irish cooking using fresh ingredients from nature to create a wholesome meal enjoyed by many all across the island. This is why you can find it at local pubs all around Ireland
Because we are an island, it is only natural that seafood would be a staple of our food culture. This delectable meal in a bowl would be a favourite in Irish homes made with the catch of the day straight from the small fishing boats that would brave the coasts every day to feed hungry mouths. Made with only the freshest ingredients, this chowder made living off the land an enjoyable and appetizing experience. Simple and quick, this chowder is perfect for large families and will be enjoyed by generations to come, as it has been in Ireland! If you'd like to experience real cultural Irish cuisine, here's the recipe!
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