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fisherman's chowder

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Mikki Petersen
Elk Grove, CA

My alteration of a Kraft Foods recipe...Very good on chilly evenings. Don't be intimidated by long list of ingredients...they are all common and you probably have most of them on hand.

(1 rating)
yield 8 servings, 1 cup each
prep time 10 Min
cook time 50 Min

Ingredients For fisherman's chowder

  • 6 slice
    bacon, chopped
  • 1 lg
    onion, chopped
  • 2
    celery stalks with leaves, chopped
  • 1 lg
    carrot, chopped
  • 2 c
    fat free chicken broth
  • 2 c
    frozen southern style hash browned potatoes
  • 4 oz
    cream cheese (half of 8-oz brick)
  • 1 lb
    frozen, cooked tail off shrimp, cut up into 1
  • 2 c
    milk (whole, lofat or nonfat as desired)
  • 1 lb
    frozen cod fillets, cut in bit size pieces
  • 2 tsp
    dried dill weed
  • 1 tsp
    fine herbs or fish and seafood seasoning
  • 1 tsp
    red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 2 c
    shredded cheddar or colby cheese, divided

How To Make fisherman's chowder

  • 1
    Cook bacon in large saucepan, or dutch oven, until crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove bacon from pot with slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Drain off bacon grease, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings in pan.
  • 2
    Add chopped onion, celery and carrot to pan and saute, stirring as needed, until crisp tender, about 12 minutes. Add broth and potatoes; bring to boil; simmer 12-15 min until potatoes are tender.
  • 3
    Add cream cheese to soup, cooking and stirring until cheese is melted. Stir in milk, fish, shrimp, bacon and seasonings. Bring soup to boil and cook, stirring frequently 3-4 minutes until fish flakes easily with fork.
  • 4
    At this point I remove pot from heat and stir in shredded cheese, reserving a bit of cheese for garnish. Stir until cheese has melted and thickened soup a bit, then add salt and pepper to taste. Be sure to taste before salting as the bacon and cheeses add saltiness.
  • 5
    Ladle into bowls and garnish with reserved cheese as desired.

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