“This is a great soup for those cold nights. Add a salad and some cheesy garlc bread and you have a nice light meal. This can get a little pricy, so I only make it a couple times a year.”
1hr 10mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place bacon in a large saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring often, until almost crisp, about 2 minutes. Or, heat 1 tablespoon oil in saucepan. Add onion to hot bacon or oil. Reduce heat to medium. Cook, stirring often until onion is softened, about 5 minutes.
  2. Then, add carrots and potato and cook, stirring often, for about 2 minutes. Push vegetables away from centre of pan. Place butter in centre. When melted, add flour and stir until smooth and bubbly, about 2 minutes. Gradually stir in stock. Mixture will be thick. Add thyme and savory. Continue cooking, uncovered, stirring frequently, until potato is almost tender, about 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, using your fingers, press on fish, feeling for any bones which might have been missed, and remove. Then, cut fish into large pieces. Scrub mussels under cold water, discarding any that are open and will not close when their shells are tapped.
  4. When potato is almost done, increase heat to medium-high and stir in all fish and shellfish. Cover, but stir very often to prevent burning. Cook until mussels open, about 4 minutes. Then, reduce heat to medium. Stir in milk and continue cooking, covered, stirring often, just until hot. Do not boil. Taste and add salt and pepper if needed. Serve in big bowls, sprinkled with chives or green onion.

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