Seafood chowder

(7 ratings)
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  • Serves: 4

  • Costs: Mid-price

  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Freezable

Prawns, squid, crab - bung all your favourite seafood into this warming, low-fat and nutritious seafood chowder soup.

The cold soup can be frozen for up to 1 month. Allow to defrost before reheating thoroughly.


  • 2tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 level tbsp plain flour
  • 2 fish stock cubes
  • 2-3 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 300ml (½ pint) milk
  • 198g can sweetcorn, drained
  • 400g packet mixed raw seafood, defrosted if frozen
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish


  1. Heat oil in large saucepan. Add onion and cook over a medium heat for about 5 mins. Add flour to pan. Mix well, so mixture forms a thick paste. Gradually pour in 600ml (1 pint) boiling water, stirring well to give a smooth, thin sauce. Crumble in stock cubes and stir until dissolved.
  2. Add cubed potato to pan. Bring mixture to boil. Reduce heat and cover. Simmer for 10 mins, or until potatoes are just tender.
  3. Add milk and sweetcorn to pan. Bring mixture back to boil. Add seafood. Simmer soup for 3-5 mins, or until fish is cooked.
  4. Season soup. Serve, sprinkled with parsley on top.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 335(kcal)
  • Fat 11.0g
  • Saturates 3.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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Jackie Brown

I cooked this for my christmas day starter - delicious way to get a fish course in, for an extra kick I added some tarragon and a clove of garlic along with onions. Next time I may add some leeks too

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