Easy Trout Chowder


Easy and tasty.

Prep Time:
35 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 35 mins
6 servings


  • 1 skin-on trout, boned

  • 2 onions, finely chopped, divided

  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) bottle light-colored beer

  • 1 lemon, sliced

  • ¼ pound salt pork, cubed

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 3 stalks celery, diced

  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans chicken stock

  • 2 potatoes, cubed

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives


  1. Place trout, 1 onion, beer, and lemon in a heavy bottomed pot. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium and cook until trout easily flakes with a fork, about 15 minutes. Transfer trout to a flat work surface and remove skin. Discard beer, onion, and lemon.

  2. Place salt pork in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 5 minutes. Reserve drippings and drain salt pork on paper towels.

  3. Melt butter in the skillet. Add remaining onion and celery; saute until almost tender, about 5 minutes. Transfer to the pot. Stir in chicken stock, potatoes, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes.

  4. Place trout, salt pork, and heavy cream into the pot. Cook until chowder is heated through, about 5 minutes. Garnish with parsley and chives.

Cook's Note:

Bacon may be substituted for the salt pork.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of beer. The actual amount of beer consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

753 Calories
54g Fat
27g Carbs
37g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 753
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 54g 70%
Saturated Fat 28g 138%
Cholesterol 225mg 75%
Sodium 841mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 37g
Vitamin C 41mg 205%
Calcium 209mg 16%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 1318mg 28%

* 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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