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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 249.0
  • Total Fat: 8.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 80.0 mg
  • Sodium: 686.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 14.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.7 g
  • Protein: 26.5 g

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Fish Chowder

Submitted by: SHELMIKLIS
Fish Chowder

Introduction

This light version of an old-time favorite will save you approximately 50 calories and 8 grams of fat per serving. This light version of an old-time favorite will save you approximately 50 calories and 8 grams of fat per serving.
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    2 cups thinly sliced onions, separated into rings
    2 Tbsp light margarine
    2 Tbsp flour
    2 cups water
    2 cups cubed peeled potatoes (about 1/2 lb)
    1 cup sliced celery, or 1/2 tsp celery seed
    1 tsp salt
    1/4 tsp pepper
    8 oz shredded cheddar cheese (2% milkfat)
    1 lb cod fillets
    1 can (4 oz) tiny shrimp
    2 cups skim milk

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Directions

Cook onions in margarine in 3-qt saucepan on medium heat until tender, stirring frequently. Add flour; mix well. Gradually add water, stirring until well blended.
Add vegetables and seasonings; stir. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover. Simmer 30 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
Stir in cheese; cook until melted, stirring frequently. Add cod, shrimp and milk; cook until heated through and fish is cooked, stirring occasionally.

Makes about 8 1-cup servings.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user GMAC1635.





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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good!! Light but with a lot of flavor. I used fresh shrimp instead of the canned and added a little fresh snapper as well as the cod. I will definitely make this one again. - 10/26/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My husband says this is "good" and would give it 5 stars! We don't have any other fish chowder recipes to compare it to. I had 2 pounds of cod that I didn't want to eat but knew i needed to cook. I'm glad i found this recipe! I tried to double the recipe w/ half the cheese. Great! Yum! :) - 3/29/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This turned out awesome. I didn't have all the ingredients on hand but I made do. My father loved it too. He said excellent. I used one medium onion though and added some shredded carrot instead of celery. I also used small fresh shrimp instead of canned. Andd added some garlic to the onions. - 1/27/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My husband only liked fried fish till now! He love to catch fish but not eat it. This is the best chowder I have made and my husband like it. - 12/31/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This turned out really good. I added scallops instead of shrimp, since I had some of those in the freezer, and a little corn. I didn't add any salt at all. The house smells so good now! - 3/30/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I cannot belive this came out so good!!! I made clam chowder once and it failed... miserably! THIS was absolutely fool proof, tasty and delicious. I used blue fish instead of cod and small bay scallops instead of shrimp. I also added powdered garlic for taste. AWESOME - 11/4/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Made it a second time came out even better. Used shrimp and scallops this time. Had it at a get together and everyone loved it! Thanks. - 5/6/07

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  • Made it without the shrimps but it was still really nice.Ended up having 2nd helping but still didnt go over my food goal for the day.Having rest for tea tonight. - 10/20/13

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  • every thing is a long way from good old new england fish chowder.if your going to spend the time ,effort and money on an old standby ,then it should be authentic,no cheese, no celery. just askon the internet for an old maine fish or clam chowder recipe and be prepared for some great eating. - 7/20/13

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  • I need fast and efficient recipes. This one is great. I added shredded carrot and minced garlic to up the nutritional content. I made this for my elderly parents. They loved it! The cheese could be decreased to lower the sodium and fat and it would still be good. - 3/31/13

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  • I made this for lunch today. Followed the recipe except for omitting the shrimp and substituting tilapia for cod. I don't usually like fish or dishes that contain fish. This recipe is a repeat for me. - 3/26/13

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  • This chowder was really good- I reduced the amount of onions and used Over The Moon Fat Free milk instead of skim- also used 1 cup of cheese and used some OL Bay seasoning(I am a MD girl) - it was good- will make again with more seafood:) - 12/4/12

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  • This is sooo good ,I used yams instead of potatoes so not sure of nutritional value. - 10/17/12

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  • Tried this recipe with 2 fillets of baked whitefish I had left over from dinner. YUM! I added carrots and substituted rice flour (to make it gluten free). Was a little bland tasting at end so added 1T basil and doubled the salt and pepper. Will make again thx! - 9/10/12

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  • This was delicious! I added chopped up squash and 2TBS of light cream cheese- yummo! I was hesitant about this recipe but I am so glad my boyfriend talked me into trying it. Absolutely delicious! Used whole wheat flour too- perfect south beach recipe!! Definitely will be making this again! - 3/12/12

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  • Loved it! I made a few modifications, tilapia in place of cod, no shrimp and no onions. I also used about a quarter of the cheese and half as much butter (I just added a bit of water to the butter I did use so there would be enough liquid for the roux) and it still tasted rich and wonderful. - 2/17/12

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  • Looks good to me! - 12/22/10

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  • It was a big hit even for the picky eaters like my toddlers! - 11/18/09

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  • I want to try this. How do I change nutrition facts if I add corn to the recipe? - 5/31/08

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  • Great! I don't know what kind of fish I used, my dad gives me filets of various white fish all the time and I lessened the amount of shrimp to lower the cals a bit and it was very good. - 2/27/08

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  • wonderfull! - 10/9/07

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  • This was absolutely delicious! I made this late last week and just got around to filling this out...sorry I am so late :) We are having the leftovers tonight and oh I can't wait! - 10/1/07

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  • wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!! - 9/8/07

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