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Fast & Easy Dinner: Halibut and Sweet Potato Chowder

Fast & Easy Dinner: Halibut and Sweet Potato Chowder

Chowders are a wonderful meal for this time of year, as they make a lovely transition from summer to fall. Not all chowders take hours to make and this one with poached halibut and soft sweet potatoes can come together in just 30 minutes. It's not too heavy on the cream either — the recipe calls for only 1/4 cup — and if you don't have saffron threads substitute saffron powder. Make this for dinner tonight. Get the recipe,

Halibut and Sweet Potato Chowder
From Sunset magazine
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1 tablespoon olive oil
2 andouille sausages (6 to 8 oz. total)
1 onion (6 to 8 oz.)
1/4 teaspoon saffron threads (see notes)
3 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 sweet potato
1/4 cup whipping cream
2 pounds halibut, boned and skinned
1 green onion

  1. Pour olive oil into a 4- to 6-quart pan over medium-high heat; add andouille sausages, sliced 1/4 inch thick, and stir often until beginning to brown.
  2. Add onion, peeled and chopped, and stir often until limp. Add saffron threads, chicken broth, and sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch chunks. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until sweet potato is barely tender when pierced, about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in whipping cream and salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Meanwhile, rinse halibut and pat dry; cut into 1-inch chunks. Lay chunks on top of soup, cover, and cook until halibut is opaque but still moist-looking in the center (cut a piece to check), about 10 minutes.
  5. Gently stir soup. Ladle into bowls and garnish with thinly sliced green onion.

Serves 4-6.

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christina-marie christina-marie 8 years
yay! i made this a few months ago for myself and it was delicious! tomorrow i'm making it for a holiday dinner party and i think it's going to be a hit!
Lili_c Lili_c 10 years
I *just* made it and enjoying right at this second! You guys always have easy & great recipes and it esp works great for beginners like me!Mmmmmmmm, thanks Partysugar!!! :hug:
ALSW ALSW 10 years
This sounds great! Perfect for the fall.
renaimarie renaimarie 10 years
Cheshire4ever- Halibut is known for being incredibly mild and not fishy or oily at all! Plus it's always wild, so you don't have to worry about mercury or other gross toxins. I love love love halibut.
oceangirl oceangirl 10 years
This looks delicious! Saving this recipe. thanks!
mdbzmom mdbzmom 10 years
Thanks Partysugar!
fashionhore fashionhore 10 years
Yum Yum. I love sweet potatoe and halibut. It's still a tad too hot for soups, but I love making a huge pot in the fall and freezing the extra. I am saving this recipe!
partysugar partysugar 10 years
mdbzmom: Halibut is pretty easy to find but you could definitely substitute another white fish or even salmon.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 10 years
wow! This is perfect, my dad just came back from a B.C. coast fishing trip and gave me tons of Halibut, I'm definatly using this recipie!
mdbzmom mdbzmom 10 years
Sounds good. Could you substitute other kinds of fish or is halibut relatively easy to find?
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 10 years
Loosk great -- but it's still waaayyy too hot for me to entertain eating soup.
Hootie Hootie 10 years
I don't eat fish... Unless it's tuna fish! It's not that I don't want to... I tried Salmon and I yacked! So fishy and oily!
fragiletearz fragiletearz 10 years
This looks SO good!
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