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Spicy Catfish Chowder

Rated as 4.94 out of 5 Stars

"Thick and spicy chowder, full of veggies! Serve with a warm and crusty loaf of bread!"
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1 h 15 m servings 307
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Heat olive oil in a large soup pot over medium heat; cook and stir onions and carrots until onions are slightly softened, about 2 minutes. Melt butter with onions and carrots; cook and stir zucchini and garlic in the melted butter until onions are translucent, about 7 more minutes.
  2. Stir beer, seafood seasoning, parsley, garlic powder, chile-garlic sauce, sea salt, oregano, and black pepper into the vegetable mixture and gently lay catfish fillets over top of vegetables. Pour tomatoes with their juice over the vegetables and catfish. Cover pot and bring to a simmer; cook until catfish are cooked through, about 10 minutes. Break the catfish fillets apart into bite-size chunks.
  3. Pour in a tomato can of water and stir in corn; simmer the chowder covered until vegetables are tender and flavors have blended, at least 30 more minutes.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Can be made in the slow cooker on Low for 6 to 8 hrs. Just cook onions and carrots ahead of time.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 307 calories; 15.3 26 16.2 57 1379 Full nutrition

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This was an awesome stew, I added in some diced baby red potatoes and swapped the beer for some clam juice for extra seafood flavor!

I live in New Orleans so I adjusted this recipe to cater to a more Creole flavor palette instead of a Northeast one, so this rating is based on the changes I made. First I started by sautéing th...

Wonderful recipe! Spices were spot on. I didn't have zucchini so I added a red and green bell pepper. Only other things I changed was a pinch of sugar (about a teaspoon) to offset acid of tomato...

The soup is very good. I didn't have any chile-garlic sauce so I put 2 tsp of chili powder and tsp of vinegar and a couple more cloves of garlic. It turned out to be a little too spicy but i don...

I made this recipe and we loved it. I used Swai instead of catfish, because that's what I had. I added shrimp to the left-overs which was a good idea.

oh my!! oh my! crazy good. Used creole seasoning cuz didn't have Ol' Bay. Frozen white cream corn for same reason... Oh my....Can I rate it a 6??

Definite keeper. I used 1.5 pounds of swai for a milder flavored fish, and added a bottle of clam juice instead of water. Probably will use half the Sriracha hot sauce to please my wife. Flavor ...

I replaced catfish with cod because that's what I had and added 2 jalepenjos removed seeds from one and loved it

Quick and delish!!!