Seafood Chowder

IMG_2070Fabian very nicely gave me a voucher for Cooks Academy in Dublin for Christmas, so one Saturday in January I headed off to learn all about fish. I come home with the mostly lovely fish stock and keen to cook to Seafood Chowder. There something about a warm bowl of chowder on cold winter day to warm you up.

Ingredients-Serves  4-6

  • 25 g butter
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 leek, trimmed and diced
  • 1 small carrot, diced
  • 5-6 baby potato, cubed
  • 50 g smoked salmon slices (cut into julienne, long thin strips)
  • 120 ml dry white wine
  • 450 ml fish stock or water
  • 225 g mixed fresh fish fillets (skinned and cut into bite-sized pieces – cod, haddock, hake or salmon)
  • 100 g raw prawns
  • 100 g of mussels (scrubbed clean)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 175 ml cream
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Chop onion, leek, carrot and potatoes. Julienne the smoked salmon.
  2. Heat a large pan over a medium heat. Add the butter and once it is foaming, tip in the onion, leek, and carrot. Fry for 2-3 minutes until softened. Add the potato fry for another 2-3 minutes.
  3. Pour the wine into the pan and allow to bubble down and reduce by half.IMG_2052
  4. Add the fish stock or water and bring to a simmer, then add the fresh fish and shellfish.
  5. Return the pan to a simmer and add the parsley, cream, and smoked salmon then season to taste.
  6. Cover with a lid and simmer gently for another 2-3 minutes until the fish and prawns are tender and all of the mussels have opened, discard any that do not. Serve and enjoy.


About sycarroll

I'm a mild-mannered scientist by day and a food enthusiast by night. My idea for this blog was (with the assistance of my fantastic boyfriend, Fabian) to share some recipes of my own creation and other recipes that I have personally found to work out well and all going well, some posts on the great local food we have in Ireland.
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One Response to Seafood Chowder

  1. lazymomcooking says:

    Wow we love this and I have never tried to make it yet! I should try this because Homecooked is always the best! Thank you for sharing this

    Please visit and follow my blog ( or my Instagram (lazymom_cooking) for some recipe ideas :)


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