Tammy's Fish Chowder


Fish chowder that's a little thinner than restaurant chowders. I made this with a homemade fish stock made from sea bass and used the cooked fish from the stock for the chowder as well. Serve with crusty French bread.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
6 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 2 yellow onions, diced

  • 3 ribs celery, diced

  • ½ cup white wine

  • 4 potatoes, chopped

  • 2 cups fish stock

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme

  • 1 teaspoon seafood seasoning (such as Old Bay®)

  • 1 bay leaf

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

  • 1 (4 ounce) fillet sea bass, chopped, or more to taste

  • ½ teaspoon white sugar

  • 3 dashes hot sauce


  1. Heat olive oil and butter in a large stockpot over medium heat; cook and stir onions and celery in the hot oil until softened, about 5 minutes. Add wine; raise heat to medium-high and cook until wine is reduced by half, 2 to 3 minutes.

  2. Mix potatoes, fish stock, thyme, seafood seasoning, bay leaf, salt, and pepper into onion mixture; bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, cover stockpot, and simmer until potatoes are tender but not falling apart, 10 to 15 minutes.

  3. Heat cream in a small saucepan over medium heat just until cream is steaming, about 5 minutes. Stir cream and sea bass into potato mixture; cook until sea bass is cooked through, about 10 minutes. Season chowder with sugar, hot sauce, salt, and pepper.

Cook's Notes:

Add more cream or a roux to increase thickness.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

354 Calories
20g Fat
32g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 354
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 67mg 22%
Sodium 461mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 33mg 167%
Calcium 98mg 8%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 926mg 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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