TUNA, POTATO AND FENNEL CHOWDER

INGREDIENTS

Serves 4 as main dish

For Fennel Broth
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon celery seed
1 tablespoons fennel seed
1 (2 cups) large leek, cleaned and chopped
1 (2 cups) fennel bulb, cleaned and chopped
6 whole garlic cloves
4 whole thyme sprigs
1 cup dry sherry
8 cups vegetable stock or water

For Chowder
3 tablespoons olive oil
½ cup leek, cleaned and diced
¼ teaspoon chile flakes
3 red Russet potatoes, large cubed (1-inch cubes)
2 cup fennel bulb, cleaned and large cubed
3 pouches Good Catch® Naked in Water Plant-Based Tuna
1½ cups cherry tomatoes

Sea salt to taste
Black pepper to taste
Olive oil for garnishing
Whole grain bread and plant-based butter, or garlic bread, for serving

INSTRUCTIONS

  • For the broth, in a shallow soup pot, heat the oil on medium-high heat, then add the celery seed, fennel seed, leek, fennel, garlic and thyme. Sauté until the vegetables begin to brown and stick.
  • Deglaze the pan with sherry and stir well for about 2-3 minutes, removing any coloration from the bottom of the pot.
  • Pour in the vegetable stock (or water) and simmer for 12-15 minutes until liquid has reduced about 1/3.
  • Strain the broth into a new bowl and discard the vegetables and aromatics. Set broth aside.
  • For the chowder, in same pot used for the stock, heat olive oil on medium-high heat, add leek, chile flakes and potatoes. Cook for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add fennel, Good Catch Plant-Based Tuna and tomatoes. Stir for 1 minute. Add broth.
  • Turn heat down to low and bring to simmer for 10-12 minutes. Season with sea salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat.
  • Before serving, add a drizzle of olive oil over each bowl of soup. Serve with lightly toasted whole grain bread and butter or garlic bread.
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