Country Fish Chowder Recipe
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Country Fish Chowder Recipe

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You'll think you're on Cape Cod when you taste this thick, wholesome chowder made from a recipe I've treasured for many years. It's one of my husband's favorites. He likes it more and more, because over the years I've "customized" the basic recipe by including ingredients he enjoys. —Linda Lazaroff, Hebron, Connecticut
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES:8-10 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES: 8-10 servings


  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 4 bacon strips, chopped
  • 3 cans (12 ounces each) evaporated milk
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, undrained
  • 1 can (6-1/2 ounces) chopped clams, undrained
  • 3 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound fish fillets (haddock, cod or flounder), cooked and broken into pieces
  • Crumbled cooked bacon, optional
  • Minced chives, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 250 calories, 12 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 57 mg cholesterol, 598 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 15 g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, cook onion and bacon over medium heat until onion is tender; drain. Add milk, corn, clams, potatoes, butter, salt and pepper. Cover and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes. Stir in fish and heat through. Ladle into bowls. If desired, top with bacon and chives. Yield: 8-10 servings (2-1/2 quarts).
Originally published as Country Fish Chowder in Country Extra January 1994, p49

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Reviewed Jul. 28, 2014

"I used an 8 oz. can of clams but otherwise followed the exact recipe. Great flavor!!"

Reviewed Feb. 18, 2014

"Maybe too much going on with the bacon, clams, fish. Did not like it."

Reviewed Feb. 16, 2014

"Very good... will definitely make again. I used Tilapia for the fish instead of cod and did drain the corn."

Reviewed Feb. 15, 2014

"I love fish chowder and this one is delicious. I did add a second can of clams because I love them and I don't drain it. The liquid only adds additional flavor. Thank you for this wonderful recipe. I already had some cod so I used that."

Reviewed Feb. 15, 2014

"I love taste of home recipe's"

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