Newfoundland Fish Chowder

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Newfoundland Fish Chowder. Cooler days means cozy food choices. I love a good hearty soup or stew on a crisp fall day. We always have cod fish in our freezer. Cod fish that my Father catches every summer during the recreational food fishery here in Newfoundland. I serve cod several different ways but one of my favorite is in a chowder.

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4 slices bacon

2 onions, chopped

1 teaspoon summer savoury

6 medium potatoes, peeled and diced

3 carrots, peeled and sliced

4 cups water

1 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 lbs cod fish fillets, cut into 1-inch chunks

1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk

White pepper

2 tablespoons chopped fresh or dried chives


1. In a large, heavy saucepan, cook bacon over medium high heat for about 10 minutes or until crisp.

2. Chop the cooked bacon coarsely and set aside.

3. Drain off all but 1 tablespoons bacon fat from saucepan.

4. Add onions and savoury to the saucepan. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until softened.

5. Add potatoes, carrots, water and salt.

6. Bring to boil. Cover; reduce heat and simmer for about 20 minutes or until tender.

7. Add the cod chunks; simmer for about 5 minutes or until fish flakes easily.

8. Add milk and pepper, heat through.

9. Serve in bowls and garnish with the bacon and chives

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What’s your favourite cold weather meal?


  1. That looks so yummy

  2. Loooove fish chowder! This looks so good :)

  3. Yummm…. pinned it to try this winter.

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  4. Oh wow, this sounds delicious! I’m pinning this one, and have to try it. Thanks for sharing!
    Debbie :)
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  5. Your recipe looks fantastic! Thanks for sharing and for the feature! Have a great week!

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  6. This seems like the chowder I make but with Summer Savory. Have to look that up. Thanks, Linda
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  7. Sarah,
    That looks so good! I love hot soup in the fall/winter. My husband is allergic to shellfish so a lot of the yummy seafood chowder is out of the question. This is perfect!
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  8. That looks delicious! I love Clam Chowder!

  9. Your cod fish chowder looks so good–reminds me I haven’t made a chowder in a long time, so will have to get busy with it! Thank you for sharing–I bet this tastes fabulous.

  10. This sounds fabulous. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  11. Hi!
    My husband makes the best chowder ever (we use only shellfish thought-and lots of bacon!!) and he’s from Newfoundland! That, and homemade tea biscuits are a favourite meal we make over the Christmas holidays, and usually for our New Years Eve party. Are you from Newfoundland? I lived there for a few years, and we visit every summer. Made my way here from JAQS Studios.

  12. I showed this to D and he just had one word – YUM! Looks like I will be making this soon. Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you next week.
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  13. I love fish chowder, this looks delicious!
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  14. Yum, that recipe looks incredible!

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  15. Just stopping by to invite you to My Wednesday Linky party.
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  16. Yum! This sounds delicious and perfect for a cold, fall day!

  17. Yum. Looks good! Thanks for sharing on Marvelous Mondays! :)
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  18. Looks good! Thanks for sharing on Marvelous Mondays, Sarah!
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  19. I love fish chowder and all the slightly different variations. With cod being so scarce these days, I use haddock which is also a favorite fish.
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  20. This looks perfect for the cold nights here in the Seattle area!
    I would love to have you share this or any other recipe of yours at Wednesday Extravaganza – my Foodie Link Party with the chance to get a lifetime feature on my Wall of Fame! Here is the link:

    Can’t wait to see you there!

  21. Ooh yum, that looks great!!! My favorite cold weather food is tomato soup and grilled cheese; total comfort food! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!
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  22. Sarah it looks delicious. Thanx for coming top the party!
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  23. Yummy, looks good for a cold winter night. Visiting from Made In A Day Linky party.
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  24. Hi Sarah,
    Your fish chowder looks delicious. Thanks for sharing at Adorned From Above.
    Have a great week.
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  25. This chowder looks amazing! Thank you so much for sharing it on the Inspiration Board. I featured your wonderful creativity today!
    Have a great weekend!
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  26. This might be whats for dinner tonight!
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  27. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. says:

    Oh this is comfort food for sure!

  28. Pinned this to try – I can never have enough soup recipes! Thanks for sharing at All my Bloggy Friends. I’m looking forward to seeing what you share this week! :)
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  29. Sarah,
    This soup looks amazing! One can never have too many soup recipes in my opinion :) Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful week.

  30. Hi Sarah, I love clam chowder, but have never had or heard of cod fish chowder. Looks very tasty! Thanks for sharing it with Share Your Cup.
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  31. I thought I commented how much I love this two weeks ago! Just saw it again on Inspiration Friday’s features. I cannot WAIT to try this! Beautiful yummy post!
    – Claire
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