After I made salt cod for my 2nd charcutepalooza challenge post, I wanted to use it in some sort of soup or stew. I found a lovely salt cod chowder in of my favorite culinary resources, The Zuni Cafe Cookbook, so I set about adapting it.

salt cod chowder

Despite how quickly this chowder cooks, it is extremely flavorful thanks to the fennel and saffron. It’s enhanced with a bit of Tuscan kale and is thickened with just a little bread (I used Rudi’s gluten-free bread). I added a small amount of oil-packed anchovies, too, which added even more “oomph”; it’s a healthy and deeply satisfying meal in a bowl.

salt cod chowder with aioli

The garlic aioli is optional, but elevates the chowder to another level, I think.

garlic aioli

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salt cod chowder


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    sippitysup — February 18, 2011 @ 5:14 pm

    I have been wanting to work with salt cod for sometime now. Here is further evidence that I should. GREG

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    Belinda @zomppa — February 18, 2011 @ 6:55 pm

    This is a wonderful flavorful dish – not to mention all the stuff that’s chock full of nutrients.

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    Joy — February 18, 2011 @ 9:09 pm

    I am loving the garlic aioli.

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    Adora's Box — February 19, 2011 @ 8:51 am

    What an absolutely delicious dish! Love that you’ve used salt cod instead of fresh.

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    Lynda — February 19, 2011 @ 10:07 am

    I love the huge bold flavors of this chowder! I even have a box of salt cod in the refrigerator…

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    Dani — February 19, 2011 @ 11:15 am

    This looks and sounds amazing! Talk about a bowl of delicious power food… I just added this to my ‘recipes’ to try tab!

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    Cookin' Canuck — February 19, 2011 @ 10:36 pm

    What a pretty, hearty soup! The aioli on top seals the deal for me – it’s one to try.

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    kate@ahealthypassion — February 20, 2011 @ 4:30 pm

    oh this looks amazing, I love garlic aioli!

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    Monet — February 20, 2011 @ 11:28 pm

    Oh yes…I can only imagine how flavorful this is! I adore fennel, and a pinch of saffron makes any dish great. Thank you for sharing tonight! I hope you have a great Monday, my friend.

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    megan @ whatmegansmaking — February 21, 2011 @ 7:36 am

    I think I like anything that uses the word “aioli” :)

    What a fun and unique soup!

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    Oui, Chef — February 21, 2011 @ 9:57 am

    What a beautiful and delicious looking dish. You have inspired me to join the charcutapalooza bandwagon (though a bit late), and can’t wait to join in the fun when I get back form our skiing vacation. – S

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    Shelby — February 21, 2011 @ 5:28 pm

    Sounds yummy and I love your photos (and serving bowl!)

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    Nutmeg Nanny — February 21, 2011 @ 10:28 pm

    I have never had salt cod before. This might be a dumb question but does it taste really “fishy?”

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