Simple seafood chowder

Simple seafood chowder

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(26 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 25 mins


Serves 4
A chunky, creamy soup with salmon and smoked haddock, mixed shellfish and potatoes - a hearty meal

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal422
  • fat19g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs21g
  • sugars9g
  • fibre4g
  • protein41g
  • salt2.3g
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  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 100g streaky bacon, chopped
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 600ml fish stock, made from 1 fish stock cube
  • 225g new potato, halved
    New potatoes

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    New potatoes have thin, wispy skins and a crisp, waxy texture. They are young potatoes and…

  • pinch mace
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • 300ml milk



    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…

  • 320g pack fish pie mix (salmon, haddock and smoked haddock)
  • 4 tbsp single cream
  • 250g pack cooked mixed shellfish
  • small bunch parsley, chopped



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

  • crusty bread, to serve


  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.

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Comments (31)

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

Very tasty and easy to make, I will definitely make it again :)

buffalo_girluk's picture

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

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

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.

edele222's picture

Made this for dinner today, it was gorgeous. It is easy to make and is so tasty!!!!

kirstienic's picture

Very good - we all really enjoyed this.

winnietherat's picture

Easy and very tasty. My favorite recipe by far.

ca9sbr's picture

Simple to make and stunning flavour. Thoroughly enjoyed.

karinaminaya's picture

Lovely flavour and very easy to prepare. My children aged 6, 4 and 1 loved it and I will make it again. I didn't have mace but the result was fantastic.

tilleyflipflop1's picture

This is delicious so easy and very tasty - you can get away with adding a bit more Cayenne pepper and giving it some spice- don't (unless you really like hot) do what i did and add over a teaspoon - read ingredients wrong trying to multi task too much! Even so was loved by everyone!


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