Fish Chowder

Fish Chowder


"The fishermen of Bodega Bay, California shared this favorite, quick and easy recipe with my sister during a Fish Festival. It is one of the best chowders I've had, and my kids love it too! We top with bacon bits and a few shakes of hot sauce for a little spice. Enjoy!"


1 h servings 356 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 356 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 11.3 g
  • 17%
  • Carbs:
  • 33.7g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 29.8 g
  • 60%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 77 mg
  • 26%
  • Sodium:
  • 618 mg
  • 25%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large stockpot, melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Saute onions, mushrooms and celery in butter until tender.
  2. Add chicken stock and potatoes; simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Add fish, and simmer another 10 minutes.
  4. Season to taste with Old Bay seasoning, salt and pepper. Mix together clam juice and flour until smooth; stir into soup. Remove from heat, and stir in evaporated milk. Serve.
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“What’s Old Bay?” you ask. Try this: celery seed, black pepper, bay leaf, cardamom, mustard seed, cloves, paprika, and mace. Didn’t have cod, so I added shrimp during the last 5 minutes of coo...

This chowder is AMAZING! I accidently overcooked the potatos, so I would be sure to follow cook time to a "T". Still turned out great. The only thing I changed was mincing the celery and mushroo...

This really was easy and extremely adaptable. I used catfish, but any white fish would work well - even a mixture of fish. I increased the Old Bay Seasoning to 1 tsp +, and added the entire bo...

This was soooo good! My husband's first response was, "Darn, that's good! Why haven't you made this before??" I did make a few changes though... but I think the recipe as written would be just...


I added 6 strips of bacon and used a whole lot more Old Bay Seasoning, plus a few clams. It was terrific.

I made this recipe with catfish and it turned out wonderful, I only used one can of the milk, and about 1/2 cup extra chicken stock. I also included bacon, and cooked the onions and celery in t...

Outstanding recipe. Instead of the cod, I had leftover grilled striped bass that I used, which made it a bit faster and also gave a hint of smokiness. I also put in some finely sliced scallion...

Excellent chowder! An easy recipe to make substitutions and additions. I chopped red chilis and put into sauteing onions and celery. This gave a little 'bite'.