Weekly Recipe – John F. Kennedy’s Fish Chowder

John F. Kennedy’s New England Fish Chowder

Jackie Kennedy said…”This is one of my husband’s favorite recipes with fish”


2 pounds Haddock
2 ounces salt pork (diced)
2 onions (sliced)
4 potatoes (diced)
1 cup celery (chopped)
1 Bay leaf (crumbled)
1 quart milk
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon salt
freshly ground black pepper


  • Simmer haddock in 2 cups of water for 15 minutes, drain and reserve broth
  • Remove bones from fish
  • Saute diced pork until crisp, remove and set aside
  • Saute onions in pork fat until golden brown
  • Add fish, potatoes, celery, bay leaf, salt and pepper
  • Pour in fish broth plus enough boiling water to make 3 cups of liquid
  • Simmer for 30 minutes
  • Add milk and butter and simmer for 5 minutes
  • Serve chowder and sprinkle pork dices


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Published by Angie Hedgepeth

Angie Hedgepeth, Government Affairs Director for the Association, attends all the local meetings each month, as well as NAR and NCAR meetings, and keeps members abreast of the multiple issues being addressed in local, state and national government. She prepares reports on the meetings she attends and they are included in the weekly "Government Affairs Update".