Dishy fish chowder

Dishy fish chowder

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(14 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins


Serves 4
A superhealthy, satisfying meal in itself

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal306
  • fat7g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs29g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre7g
  • protein32g
  • salt0.96g
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  • 2 tbsp oil, olive or sunflower
  • 1 large potato, peeled and cut into big chunks



    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 1 medium onion, chopped



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

  • 1 fat garlic clove, finely chopped, or 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • ½ tsp dried thyme


    This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint…

  • splash of soy sauce
    Soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…

  • 410g can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
    Cannellini bean

    Cannellini bean

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    Slightly kidney-shaped with squarish ends, cannellini beans are from Italy and are creamy white…

  • 500g plump white fish fillets, such as cod or hoki, in big chunks
  • a handful of fresh parsley, chopped



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


  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan or wok. Dry the potatoes in kitchen paper and tip into the hot fat. Cook them covered over a medium to high heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes are golden. Add the onion and garlic and cook for 3-4 minutes more on a fairly high heat until the onion is nicely browned.

  2. Stir in the tomatoes, the tomato purée, thyme and soy sauce, and let it bubble away for a couple of minutes to make a sauce. Stir in the beans and salt and pepper, then sit the fish on top, tucking it into the sauce. Don’t stir or the fish will break up. Cover and simmer for 4 minutes, just until the fish is cooked. Serve sprinkled with parsley.

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20th Feb, 2020
Great simple mid week recipe with minimal washing up. I didn't have the right beans so used haricot and I threw in some sugar snap peas with the fish. The peas added some colour and crunch. Definitely be making this again.
16th Jan, 2016
Super unhealthy! Eat fat and get thin.
19th Mar, 2014
I agree about the potatoes- chopped them up really small but they still took longer than suggested. I added some smoked paprika which worked really well. Will make again.
25th Mar, 2013
This is a very simple dish to prepare but unfortunately my husband and I didn't particularly like it so won't be doing again.
30th Apr, 2012
I made this according to the recipe but took into account others comments. I cut some new potatoes in quarters and cook them in the microwave, when I was ready to cook I sauted the potatoes in olive oil and sat them on top of the fish dish to serve. This kept them nice and crisp. I will be making this again.
8th Sep, 2011
just cooked this and served with steamed veg, was lovely, we used mackeral instead as thats what we had in the fridge and went down a storm! i did cook the potatoes before frying them as i wanted them extra soft inside :) will definately make again.
28th Apr, 2010
Tried this last night and it's very tasty and set to become a family fave. I also cut my potatoes small, and wonder about crisply sauteing them seperately. The crispness would make a good contrast. I think seared fresh tuna chunks are worth a try, instead of cod. This recipe has so many possibilities. When I've tried them and if they work I'll return and let you know. Thanks for the tip about the potatoes. It's one to serve immediately. Get your fellow diners to the table, and don't let them mess about.
2nd Aug, 2009
Just made this and it turned out beautifully. I took on board the criticism about potato cooking times and cubed my potatoes smaller than was recommended. About the size of little patatas bravas dice. They turned out perfectly crisp and golden in no time at all. This also gave me the idea of adding a little chopped Chorizo to continue with the Spanish theme. Worked brilliantly. Will definitely make again.
23rd Feb, 2009
This has been a standby in our house since publication years ago. Simple and satisfying - the only problem is the potato cooking time which is not long enough, but the rest is spot on. It also makes a little bit of fish go a long way which is important on our budget!
6th Feb, 2009
I made this for my mum and dads anniversary, it was easy to make and it tasted great, i will make this again for sure


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