- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1/2 cup butter or margarine
- 4 cups water
- 6 cups diced peeled potatoes
- 2 pounds fresh or frozen 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
- Chopped fresh parsley
- In a Dutch oven or soup kettle, 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. Garnish with parsley and serve piping-hot. Yield: 4 quarts.
Reviews forFavorite Fish Chowder
"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."
"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!!!!"
"This is the very best ever. My family and friends loved it! So do I!!!"
"Great chowder. I added 1 can clams and Old Bay seasoning. I also roughly grated 1/2 a carrot and added for some color."
"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!"
"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]"
"Outstanding made exactly as directed"
"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."