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Infuse the classic flavors of New England into this lightened-up easy fish chowder with barramundi, poached in a light yet creamy broth, and topped with crunch croutons dusted with Old Bay Sarah, Recipe Hunter

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Barramundi Fish Chowder with Old Bay Sourdough Croutons

A lightened-up fish chowder

Imagine your favorite New England chow-dah, lightened up, seasoned with Old Bay, and filled with hearty, meat chunks of tender fish. That’s what Laurie creates in this Fish Chowder recipe. As many recipes do, she starts with bacon as the base, layering in onions, potatoes, clam juice, and old bay to create a delicious broth. While gently poaching chunks of barramundi in the broth along with some heavy cream, she creates croutons out of a good sourdough and more Old Bay. Dunk the croutons deep down into the bowl with a spoonful of the light, creamy broth for a one-bite punch of flavor.


Laurie McNamara

Recipe Developer, Food Blogger, Contributor

Laurie McNamara from Simply Scratch

I have always loved to cook and bake, and believe cooking from scratch shouldn't be hard. On my blog, I love to share easy and delicious recipes I've developed and/or discovered with step-by-step instructions. I try to focus on fresh ingredients with a simple and attainable approach so cooking can be fearless, fun and delicious!

Laurie is the recipe developer and blogger behind Simply Scratch. When we first learned about Laurie, we knew we’d be hooked just from the title of her blog! She proves that made-from-scratch, handmade food doesn’t have to be expensive, complicated, or time-consuming and yields infinitely better (and healthier) results than the pre-packaged stuff. We love how Laurie walks us through recipes with step-by-step instructions and photos so you can make sure you’re on track every step of the way while learning great techniques to make you a rockstar in the kitchen, something we can definitely get behind! So, leave the bad stuff at the store and get back to natural, from-scratch cooking with Laurie.

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