Fish and Tomato Chowder

    1 hour 30 minutes

    Use a firm textured white fish for this delicious Italian fish chowder. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and serve piping hot with bread.

    35 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • 1 1/4 kg fish steaks, cubed
    • 1 red capsicum, chopped
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 3 stalks celery, chopped
    • 3 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1/4 cup (65ml) olive oil
    • 1 cup (250ml) tomato juice
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) apple juice
    • 1 kg tinned whole peeled tomatoes, mashed
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
    • 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:1hour10min  ›  Ready in:1hour30min 

    1. Saute the capsicum, celery, onion and garlic in oil until tender. Add the tomato juice, apple juice, mashed tomatoes and herbs. Simmer for 30 minutes.
    2. Add fish pieces to the soup. Cook until fish is done, about 30 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste.

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    This chowder is the BEST! My husband and I went to Alaska fishing a couple years ago and we brought a LOT of Halibut home with us. We got tired of most of the ways I fixed it until I found this recipe online. It has been a really big hit with everyone that tastes it. It is great for potlucks, something really different! I changed it just a little, I used Vegetable juice (like V8)instead of tomato juice, canned diced Italian tomatoes instead of canned whole tomatoes mashed and about 1/3 cup of chopped fresh parsley instead of 2 Tbsp. Works GREAT for us! Thanks!  -  31 Oct 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I absolutely loved this! Made a couple minor changes - halved the recipe, as I only had about a pound of halibut. I had no apple juice so used water, then added a couple chopped carrots for sweetness to offset the acidity of the tomatoes. I used spicy V8 instead of plain tomato juice and since I had no fresh parsley I added some dried oregano to keep with the Italian theme. I resisted the temptation to add anything else - I was thinking maybe some beans or pasta to make it more of a hearty meal, but I'm glad I did not. Ended up with a light, simple yet very satisfying supper.  -  29 Oct 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I had a party of 8 for dinner so I used about 4 pounds of halibut and added a pound of peeled prawns. Everyone raved about it but I thought the sauce overpowered the flavour of the halibut. I will make it again though.  -  13 Nov 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)