To Die for Fish Chowder

Fish Chowder is something that I don’t make often, however, when I do we enjoy every bite of it. This Fish Chowder version is magnificent, for sure a to die for fish chowder recipe!

Fish Chowder
This fish chowder is literally to die for. It is the first time I have made something like this and let me tell you this one recipe is going to be made for years to come. It was so comforting, tasty and unique that I could not believe how good it was. Better than at restaurants. I don’t know how much money they can charge for something like this but I bit a lot.

I hardly ever go out to eat because I am very specific about food. I like to know what I am eating and since I like to use the best quality ingredients eating at home is easiest.

If you haven’t make chowder before I urge to try this chowder version, you will not be disappointed.


Here you can see that I got the ingredients together. The right picture is the Mahi Mahi. A very yummy fish. It holds together very well once cooked. 1 lb cost me about $5.50 so is not that bad.

Fish Chowder


To Die for Fish Chowder

Miryam's original recipe

Yield: 4-6 servings

Total Time: 35 minutes


  • 1 to 2 lbs Mahi Mahi or other firm white fish
  • 1 15 oz canned corn
  • 4-6 slices Canadian bacon,
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 carrots, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 medium potatoes, chopped into small cubes
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon thyme
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 4-6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot powder
  • 2 cups low fat milk
  • 2 10 oz cans clam juice
  • Fresh parsley
  • Pepper corns


In a 6 qt dutch oven, over medium to high heat, add 1 tablespoons of oil and cook bacon until crispy. Remove from pan and set aside.

Add the onion, carrots, and garlic to the pan. Cook for about 5 minutes. On the mean time, in a small mixing bowl add  arrowroot powder and milk and mix with a whisk until arrowroot powder is dissolved.

Add paprika, thyme, bay leaves and pepper corns to the dutch oven and heat through. Add milk mixture, potatoes, half the parsley and clam juice. Cook for about 10 minutes.

Place half of the corn in a food processor  or blender and blend until smooth. Add the fish, corn kernels and pureed corn into the soup and cook for another 10 minutes or until fish is fully cooked. Discard the bay leaves and add bacon and remaining parsley to the chowder. Serve while hot.



  1. Just discovered your site and it’s awesome! I did notice that this one recipe is filed under Gluten Free and it’s not. I thought I would just mention it. But, I am pinning a lot of your recipes so I can make them at home. Thank you.

  2. Hi there – I made this today and I’m wondering why my chowder has a completely different color than yours. I don’t have that rich red color to my chowder that you have in your pictures. Did you use a tomato product that isn’t listed in the ingredients? My chowder still looks and smells delicious (I’m serving it later so haven’t eaten it yet)…but I was struck by the difference in appearance.

    • I think it can stem from the paprika. I don’t remember using tomatoes here so the only thing I could think off is the paprika. I used Spanish paprika which gives and intense rich red color! I hope it was tasty though :-) Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Loved this recipe! I got the potatoes done before I put them in the pot. Just feel like all recipes wait for the potatoes. I drained the corn not sure if I should . Everything came out wonder!

  4. Hi,
    I m on a protein veggie diet and I m not allowed to eat corn.Also I don’t have either Canadian bacon or clam juice home. If I cook it without those 3 ingredients do you think it will still be good?
    Thanks in advance 

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