Tuna and Bacon Chowder

Tuna and Bacon Chowder
Ingredients
  • 7oz (200g) can tuna
  • 1lb (450g) potatoes
  • 10oz (290g) can whole kernel corn
  • 3 rashers bacon or ¼lb (115g) bacon pieces
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups water
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
Instructions
  1. Peel potatoes, dice and cook until tender; drain.
  2. Cut bacon into small squares and fry lightly.
  3. Add chopped onion and cook until softened.
  4. Combine in saucepan potatoes, bacon, onion, salt, pepper, drained corn, milk and water.
  5. Bring to boil, cover and simmer on low for 15 minutes.
  6. Add drained, flaked tuna and heat through gently.
  7. Stir in parsley.

We are blessed with neighbours who are more like extended family than friends. Usually, a few times a week we cram into each others’ small, 1960s fibro houses to share a meal and good times together. They have a nephew living with them and are expecting baby #6, and with our four it is quite a squeeze! We’re bringing back the 60s lol. Thankfully, we renovated our kitchen this past summer and now can comfortably fit 8 around our table. So, it’s kids served first then the adults, and we’re all good.

Our neighbours are now in full swing of renovating their kitchen and will be joining us for meals a few extra times this week. After the distance we all experienced during the COVID-19 self-isolation period, this is a blessing. Although I do admit I need to get my interaction fitness up! I’m used to going nowhere and seeing only a few people and after a week of busyness last week I was parked up on the couch pretty much all weekend. Time to get my socialising fitness back up!

We needed some tasty, no-fuss dinners as we share our kitchen this week and Grandma’s Tuna and Bacon Chowder looked like it would fit the bill. Thankfully, it was a winner with all 9 children, which isn’t always the easiest thing to do! I bulked it up by serving it with a sliced baguette and butter also. Made from economical grocery staples, it was easy to make. You only need basic cooking skills to master this one, to the point that I don’t even need to give you any tips. The only thing I will say is that you need to add extra salt and pepper to taste just prior to serving. This will provide you will a hearty and satisfying meal the whole family will appreciate. Enjoy!

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You might also want to check out these soup recipes:
Cheesy Chicken Chowder
French Onion Soup
Classic Chicken Noodle Soup

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In my kitchen lie my late grandmother's recipe books that have been covered with dust for too long. It's time to open these books and discover tasty food from a simpler life. I'd love for you to join me as I add to this collection some tried and true recipes from my grandmother's recipe books.

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