Simple seafood chowder

Simple seafood chowder

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(39 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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AliceStewart's picture
23rd Apr, 2014
good stuff! This ones keeper!
12th Dec, 2013
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!
27th Aug, 2013
Fantastic. Crusty bread and an lovely with a bit of extra veg and served by a gorgeous girlfriend...
11th Aug, 2013
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.
13th Jul, 2013
Great and easy to make
12th Jul, 2013
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.
11th Jun, 2013
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.
5th May, 2013
Absolutely love this simple and delicious recipe. Have made it many times with fabulous results!
1st May, 2013
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
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13th Apr, 2013
A lovely thick chowder and relatively easy to make. I halved the ingredients to make for two. Full recipe review and photo in my blog at


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