This savory fish chowder recipe is so easy and brimming with nutrition, fresh ingredients, and special scrumptious seasonings. Excellent made with either fresh or frozen fish, any time of year. And it’s perfect for many of your other senior activities and parties.
Plus, this fish chowder recipe contains many of the vital nutrients from several of the primary food groups, including fish and vegetables. The more fresh and natural ingredients you use (rather than canned or frozen), the more vitamins and minerals your meal will contain. Organic, of course, is ideal. And if you want a great snack to go with it, see our page on Easy Healthy Snack Recipes.
Fresh soups are an excellent source of many. And soups can be seasoned according to dietary needs that may be experienced with certain elderly issues, including the need for a low-salt diet. Using pepper and spices is an ideal solution.
Savory Fish Chowder Recipe
You will need:
4 pieces of turkey bacon (lower in fat and sodium)
1/2 medium onion
3 Tablespoons of olive oil
2 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
¾ cup of diced carrots
3 to 4 cups of chicken broth
1 cups of cream or milk
1 cup of fresh corn removed from the cob, or frozen corn
1 1/2 pounds of cod or haddock, cubed – you can also use canned or fresh clams
1/2 Tablespoon of Thyme
1 bay leaf
Salt and pepper to taste
“Spike” brand seasoning to taste (optional)
1 Tablespoon of fresh or dried parsley
Optional: 1 cup dry white wine
Put broth large, heavy pot.
Put potato cubes and carrots into broth.
Turn up the heat and cook the potatoes until slightly soft.
You may need to mash a couple potatoes to release the starch and thicken the broth. Reduce the heat to low.
Add in the corn.
In a medium saucepan, sautee the turkey bacon and onion in olive oil (until soft but not brown).
Cut the turkey bacon into small pieces. Then add it with onion to the broth.
Add thyme and bay leaves.
(Make sure you season very well, as you still have to add in the fish).
Add the fish cubes and cook for about 10 minutes, covered.
Turn off the heat and let the fish finish cooking for about 5 minutes more.
Add in the cream or milk; stir carefully now that the fish has been added.
Add in optional white wine, if desired.
Add salt and pepper to taste (freshly ground pepper and sea salt are great).
“Spike” comes in a small jar and is a fabulous combination of herbs, seasonings and some salt. Try it!
Allow the chowder to sit for at least 20 minutes for the flavors to join.
Remove bay leaf.
Serve within the hour.
Sprinkle with parsley.
Otherwise, if the chowder will be served later, let it cool, cover, then refrigerate.
Reheat it over low heat before serving.
Also be sure to see:
Fun Fish Taco Recipe — Nutritious with a few surprises. A yummy alternative to the standard taco. And really easy!
Easy Salmon Recipes — Easy salmon recipes are in big demand now, because of increased awareness of the importance of “good” healthy Omega3 fats – which are abundant in salmon. These are exceptional!
Delicious Healthy Dessert Recipes — Delicious and fresh. Lots of ways to modify them, including for low salt or sugar ideas. Fun to make for either groups or individually.