Simple seafood chowder

Simple seafood chowder

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 25 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

A chunky, creamy soup with salmon and smoked haddock, mixed shellfish and potatoes - a hearty meal

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
422
protein
41g
carbs
21g
fat
19g
saturates
6g
fibre
4g
sugar
9g
salt
2.3g

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 100g streaky bacon, chopped
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 600ml fish stock, made from 1 fish stock cube
  • 225g new potatoes, halved
  • pinch mace
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • 300ml milk
  • 320g pack fish pie mix (salmon, haddock and smoked haddock)
  • 4 tbsp single cream
  • 250g pack cooked mixed shellfish
  • small bunch parsley, chopped
  • crusty bread, to serve

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Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over a medium heat, then add the onion and bacon. Cook for 8-10 mins until the onion is soft and the bacon is cooked. Stir in the flour, then cook for a further 2 mins.
  2. Pour in the fish stock and bring it up to a gentle simmer. Add the potatoes, cover, then simmer for 10-12 mins until the potatoes are cooked through.
  3. Add the mace, cayenne pepper and some seasoning, then stir in the milk.
  4. Tip the fish pie mix into the pan, gently simmer for 4 mins. Add the cream and shellfish, then simmer for 1 min more. Check the seasoning. Sprinkle with the parsley and serve with some crusty bread.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2012

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claremcm's picture

really lovely, although the sauce wasnt too thick for me at all, I actually ended up adding in a little cornflour to thicken it. Went down a treat though, even my non-seafood loving sister managed a wee bowlful!

alicestewart's picture
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good stuff! This ones keeper!

namphuong's picture

Made this for my brother and I for dinner. I can't usually eat rich, creamy dishes but this recipe is lovely. My order for seafood mix with Tesco's with substituted with frozen white fish but it worked just as well. I also used half a small pot of single cream rather than 4 tbsps and I only had dill which worked nicely as a substitute for my missing parsley. YUM, YUM, YUM!

nehw91's picture

Fantastic. Crusty bread and an lovely with a bit of extra veg and served by a gorgeous girlfriend...

toriball's picture
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This is a fab recipe so simple to make and tastes delicious. I sautéed a leek along with the bacon and onion, and added fresh prawns at the end. Serve with crusty bread or garlic bread. Can't wait to make it again for friends.

kelly0202's picture

Great and easy to make

samt1985's picture

This was lovely and easy to make. I added frozen peas, sweetcorn and chopped red pepper at the same time as the fish to add some veg for my little boy. I also just used cod and some cooked prawns as that's all I had at home.

desertprincess's picture
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Absolutely gorgeous!!!

I couldn't find a fish pie mix in my local supermarket here in Dubai so I bought a couple of salmon fillets, prawns, calamari rings and some white fish (all fresh) and just chopped it up an added it in. I added more chilli powder, some dried parsley and tarragon as well. Didn't have fish stock so used chicken and a few drops of fish sauce. Hubby thought it was one of the best soups I've ever made. Doesn't need the potatoes as it's quite rich as it is.

kennie911's picture
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Absolutely love this simple and delicious recipe. Have made it many times with fabulous results!

dancinc's picture
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Have made this a few times as it's so easy to make even for a terrible cook like me. Loved by all around the table including the kids

cath79's picture
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This went down really well, would definitely make again. My only comment would be that it was a bit thin, could have been a bit thicker. The recipe is really easy to follow. I didn't use any shell fish just some cooked prawns at the end.

nobble's picture
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Works really well!

lynnenurse78's picture

Do I have to use mace? Also am presuming that this will freeze ok? Help

lynnenurse78's picture

Do I have to use mace? Also am presuming that this will freeze ok? Help

bridgewood2's picture

It's good to make your own fish stock using the fresh fish bones, also using 1 chilli can add some interesting flavour if you have no mace, the recipe is spot on and would recommend for my restaurant.

niedoszla's picture
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Very tasty and easy to make, I will definitely make it again :)

buffalo_girluk's picture
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So tasty! I added white wine and lots of tabasco instead of cayenne pepper which gave it a real kick. Couldn't get hold of mace but allspice worked well.

Will definitely make again!

valleybaker46's picture
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So yummy and full of flavour! Added more cayenne to give it a bit more kick. Everyone loved it and even wanted more! Served with garlic bread :-) Will deffo make again!

lorens_pin's picture
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Just finished this, was lovely! As we live in Holland and have no fish pie mix, we used a small cod fillet and one salmon fillet for 2 persons. Thoroughly enjoyed it and will definately make again.

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