Fresh Fish Recipes

Kipper Chowder


  • 570ml/1 pintfull milk
  • 1 kipper
  • For the base:
  • 25g/1oz butter
  • 25g/1oz plain flour
  • milk (from strained kippers)
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 50g/2oz cheddar cheese, grated
  • 100g/4oz cooked long grain rice
  • For the spinach:
  • 225g/8oz spinach
  • 2 tbsp white wine

Recipe for Kipper Chowder


In a large sauté pan, gently heat the milk.

Poach the kipper for 3-4 minutes.With a slotted spatula, remove the kipper onto a clean plate. Remove the skin, bones and flake. Using a sieve, strain the milk into a clean bowl.

Make the base:melt the butter in a medium saucepan. Add the flour and stir over the heat for 1 minute.

Remove the pan from the heat, pour in the milk stirring continuously to mix well. Return to the heat, add the garlic and cheese. Cook for 2-3 minutes. Season. Meanwhile to cook the spinach, wilt in a large pan with the wine for 2-3 minutes.

Strain, then squeeze out the excess water using a clean tea towel. To serve stir the rice, kipper flesh and spinach into the base mixture.


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