Two popular fish chowder recipes are John F.Kennedy's New England fish chowder and Brewhouse famous seafood chowder. John F. Kennedy passed down his favorite New England fish chowder to Lynn Jennings in March 1961.
The ingredients needed to make John F. Kennedy's New England fish chowder are 2 pounds of haddock, 2 ounces of diced salted pork, 2 sliced onions, 4 large diced potatoes and 1 cup of chopped celery. Also needed are 1 bay leaf (crumbled), 1 quart of milk, 2 tablespoons of butter, 1 teaspoon of salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.
Heat 2 cups of water in a large pot, and simmer the haddock for 15 minutes. Drain the water, and reserve the broth. Remove any bones in the fish. In a large, heavy-bottomed pot, sauté diced pork until crisp, and remove from the pan. Add the onion into the pan with the remaining pork fat, and sauté until they appear golden brown in color.
Add in the fish, celery, bay leaf, potatoes salt and pepper to taste. Slowly pour the fish broth into the pot. Add in enough water to make 3 cups of liquid total. Allow the broth to simmer for 30 minutes, and add in the milk, stirring slowly. Add in butter, and continue to simmer the chowder for five minutes.
Top with diced bacon, and serve.