You are here: Home » Recipes » JFK’s New England Fish Chowder JFK’s New England Fish Chowder Recipe by Relish Yield servings And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can cook for you; ask what you can cook for your country. --How about JFK's recipe for fish chowder? PrintEmail Ingredients 2 pounds haddock2 ounces salt pork, diced2 onions, sliced4 large potatoes, diced1 cup chopped celery1 bay leaf, crumbled1 quart milk2 tablespoons butter1 teaspoon salt Freshly ground black pepper Instructions Simmer haddock in 2 cups water for 15 minutes. Drain. 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 sprinkled with pork dice. –Recipe courtesy of the National Archives. Ingredients, measurements and instructions remain accurate to historical records.