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Economics had a lot to do with what we ate when I was growing up in New Hampshire during the Depression. Money may have been scarce, but fish was plentiful and affordable, so that's how we began eating this dish. When meat rationing came along in World War II, fish chowder again became a staple in our household. Fortunately, my family loved it...it still is one of my favorites!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 4 cups water
  • 6 cups cubed peeled potatoes
  • 2 pounds cod fillets, cut into large chunks
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cans (12 ounces each) evaporated milk
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • Minced fresh parsley

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 192 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 48mg cholesterol, 496mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 12g protein.

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven, saute onion in butter. Add water and bring to a boil. Add potatoes; cook for 10 minutes. Add fish and lemon juice; reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Add milk, evaporated milk, salt and pepper. Sprinkle with parsley. Yield: 4 quarts.
Originally published as Favorite Fish Chowder in Reminisce January/February 1993, p51


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JGa2595176 User ID: 496732 221544
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2015

"Made for Friday night dinner for my family, and we all very much enjoyed. Husband had FOUR bowls! I didn't tell the kids (ages 3 and 7) that they were eating cod, and they ate every drop. I didn't change or add anything to the recipe and was delicious as is. Reminded me of the chowders we had in Cape Cod as a kid. Will add to our normal rotation."

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ashleybabycat@hotmail.com User ID: 6259955 220998
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2015

"This recipe is too bland and not thick enough. I cooked some bacon until crisp and set aside. I used the bacon drippings to saute the onion, diced carrots can of diced potatoes and a half bag of broccoli. I added 4 cups of chicken broth and simmered until carrots and broccoli were tender. I added 2 lbs. of cod in pieces. I added 2 cups of half and half and 4 tbls. of flour to thicken. Corn starch could also be used, Seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic and thyme. Added chopped bacon. Delicious!!!!"

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maryjanehalbert User ID: 1880176 219039
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2015

"This is the very best ever. My family and friends loved it! So do I!!!"

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Mhily User ID: 5609097 70661
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2014

"Yumiliscius"

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Jeep5859 User ID: 7721114 39661
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2014

"VeryGood..;)"

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Bleugerman User ID: 4133955 201785
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2014

"Great chowder. I added 1 can clams and Old Bay seasoning. I also roughly grated 1/2 a carrot and added for some color."

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lisa53202 User ID: 1079567 11687
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2013

"I made half the recipe for my husband and me, and we ate every last drop for supper--oink. I substituted half of the water with clam juice, and I used a combination of milk and half & half because that was what I had. Very good!"

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leogking User ID: 5911063 16404
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2013

"finally a recipe for fish chowder the way i grew up on,no thickening it like wallpaper paste,just we only used canned milk because it gave it a better taste.only thing differant is we had common crackers to float on top of our chowder[too expensive now adays]"

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jesboc User ID: 6580965 15385
Reviewed May. 7, 2013

"Outstanding made exactly as directed"

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Martskitchen User ID: 6827181 37581
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2013

"This is a family favorite! It goes together fast and easy and I can easily keep the ingredients on hand for a quick meal. I have made this for guests and always get rave reviews. I use chicken broth instead of water and I use a bit less (maybe 2 - 3 cups) because we like a chowder with less broth. I have also used shrimp and langostino with great results."

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