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Fish Chowder

Rated as 4.61 out of 5 Stars
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"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!"
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Ingredients

1 h servings 386
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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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. Watch Now
  2. Add chicken stock and potatoes; simmer for 10 minutes. Watch Now
  3. Add fish, and simmer another 10 minutes. Watch Now
  4. Mix together clam juice and flour until smooth; stir into soup and simmer for 1 minute more. Season to taste with Old Bay seasoning, salt, and pepper. Remove from heat, and stir in evaporated milk. Top each bowl with crumbled bacon, if desired. Watch Now

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • Use your favorite seafood seasoning. I use Chef Paul Prudhomme's brand.
  • Partner Tip
  • Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 386 calories; 13.6 33.8 31.9 83 748 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

“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...

Most helpful critical review

Wow... after all the rave reviews, I thought this chowder was boring and bland. What was everyone raving about? I doctored it up with some worcestershire sauce, a shot of sherry, a little thyme...

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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.

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THIS CHOWDER IS SPECTACULAR!! I made a few changes based on previous reviews and preference. I used an 8 oz container of sliced mushrooms. It looks like a lot but they reduce in size after co...

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...

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'.