In Saving Simon, Book 5 of my Tarnished Saints Series, Simon Taylor loves to fish, and loves anything to do with the water. He is a true sailor. One day they have a fishing contest with Pippa, my heroine, and some of Simon’s nephews. I won’t tell you what happens and who catches the biggest fish, but I will say, Simon makes a mean Catfish Chowder.
Simon, can you tell the readers your secret recipe?
Simon: Of course, I can. I call this my kitchen sink chowder since I have so many ingredients in it. Here’s the simplest way to make it.
1 lb Catfish fillet – cook in small amount of water in separate pan, so it’ll be easy to cut into pieces once it’s cooked.
Take big pot and add these next ingredients, all chopped, cooking it as you go along.
32 oz vegetable broth
2 stalks celery
2 white potatoes with skins left on
2 mini sweet peppers
4 green onions with the greens
Salt and Pepper to taste, and a handful of parsley
Break up the cooked catfish and add it along with the water it was cooked in, to the pot. Add 1 10 oz can of cream of mushroom soup and 2 cans of water and stir.
Add 1 can of creamed corn
1/2 lb of fresh crimini mushrooms
2 big cloves of minced garlic
These next ingredients are optional, but add a lot of flavor to the soup.
Fresh ground tumeric root (about half a small finger size worth)
Fresh leaves from thyme and rosemary, chopped. A sprig of each, you don’t need a lot. Cook on medium heat until the vegetables are soft, approximately 30 minutes.
Serve with a corn muffin and a bottle of beer and enjoy!