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Gam Chowder

Gam Chowder

Recipe by Jennifer-June
Servingsservings
Prep timeminutes
Cooking timeminutes
Calorieskcal

Vegan Gam Chowder
[Gam]
Nautical. (of the officers and crews of two whaling vessels) to visit or converse with one another for social purposes.
Eastern New England. to participate in a gam or social visit.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cashews, soaked for at least 2 hours or boiled for 15 minutes

  • 4 cups vegetable broth

  • 1 cup plant milk (I used oat milk because it’s nice and thick but doesn’t have a strong or detectible smell.

  • 1/2 cup dry white wine (optional)

  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 large yellow onion, diced medium

  • 2 medium carrots, peeled, sliced into half moons

  • 3 stalks celery, sliced

  • 4 oz shiitake mushrooms, thinly sliced

  • 4 oz oyster mushrooms sliced

  • 4 oz white button mushrooms, sliced 1/4 inch thick

  • 3 russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 3/4 inch chunks

  • 2 teaspoons kelp granules or dulse flakes or 2 nori sheets, finely chopped (see note above)

  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, more to taste

  • Fresh black pepper

  • 1-2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Directions

  • Drain the cashews and add them to the blender along with the plant milk, vegetable broth and cornstarch. Blend until smooth.
  • Saute onion and carrots in the olive oil for about 10 minutes, until carrots are just softened.

  • Add mushrooms and celery. Cook until mushrooms are tender.
  • Add the potatoes, salt, pepper, nori and vegetable broth.
  • Cover, bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer.

  • Add wine (if using) and continue to cook for about 15 minutes, or until potatoes are soft.
  • Stir in the cashew cream mixture, and continue to cook on low heat, 10 minutes, adding a little extra water if it seems too thick. .
  • Add the lemon juice and taste for salt and seasoning.
  • Serve with saltine or oyster crackers and enjoy!

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