Cod Chowder


2 tablespoons butter
2 cups chopped onions
1 stalk celery, chopped
4 cups chicken stock
4 cups diced potatoes
2 pounds cod, diced into 1/2-inch cubes
salt and pepper, to taste
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup clam juice
12 ounces evaporated milk


Melt butter in a saucepan, and saute onions and celery. Add the chicken stock and potatoes, and simmer for 10 minutes. Add fish and seasonings. Whisk flour into clam juice, then add to soup. Stir in evaporated milk.


Makes 8 servings.

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Sounds very yummy. I am going

Sounds very yummy. I am going to try. Since I am on a diet I will substitute whole wheat flour for white and use low fat evaporated milk.

Don't use salt cod - that's a

Don't use salt cod - that's a whole other kettle of fish (sorry). You can use either fresh or frozen cod. Don't overcook the fish as it tends to go wooly or worse, disappear, you want to see it in the bowl when you eat it. Leave the cod in good chunks and gently cook it in the already simmered broth - test a chunk of fish and when it flakes apart nicely (about 5 to 10 minutes approx) - add the evap milk etc and heat through gently and serve. It's easy and this recipe sounds lovely. I'm making it tomorrow from frozen cod. Good luck and hope you enjoy yours !

This sounds like a great

This sounds like a great recipe, but having never cooked with cod before (yeah, a real 'newbie' here) I wanted to know; is the cod fresh (i.e., not salted) and how long does the chowda have to simmer / cook after addition of cod, evap. milk, clam juice, etc. Thanks a million for any help you can provide!