Raglan Road is a traditional Irish pub that brings Emerald Isle charm to Downtown Disney at The Walt Disney World Resort. Chef Kevin Dundon offers bistro-style Irish fare using the freshest ingredients, all with a modern flair and Celtic creativity.
“A bowl of soup must be one of the most welcoming foods known to man,” Chef Kevin says. “This seafood chowder always goes down well but particularly when it is bitterly cold outside. It is just so rich and tasty with the most wonderful infusion of shellfish and fresh and smoked fish. The secret of this soup is not to overcook the fish, so bear in mind that everything continues to cook even after it’s taken off the heat.”
4 oz. butter
1 small onion, diced
1 leek, diced
1 small carrot, diced
1 potato, cubed
2 oz. smoked salmon slices, cut julienne-style (long thin strips)
1/2 cup dry white wine
2 cups fennel-scented fish stock or water
8 oz. mixed fresh fish fillets, skinned and cut into bite-size pieces
(such as cod, haddock, hake, and salmon)
6 oz. fresh prawns and mussels, scrubbed clean
1 tbsp. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
6 oz. cream
Salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Heat a large pan over medium heat. Add the butter and when it is foaming, tip in the onion, leek, carrot, potato, and smoked salmon. Sauté for 2-3 minutes until softened. Pour the wine into the pan and allow it to bubble down and reduce by half. Add the fish stock or water and bring to a simmer, then add the fresh fish and shellfish. Return the pan to a simmer and add the parsley and cream, then season to taste. Cover with a lid and simmer gently for another 2-3 minutes until the fish and the prawns are tender and all the mussels have opened: discard any that do not. To serve, ladle the chowder into warmed serving bowls, piling plenty of the fish and shellfish into each. Garnish with chopped parsley. Serves 4-6.
This recipe has been converted from a larger quantity in the restaurant kitchens. The flavor profile may vary from the restaurant’s version. All recipes are the property of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc., and may not be reproduced without express permission.