Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins

A nice hearty hot soup, great for lunch on a chilly day. Unlike a lot of fish chowder recipes, it contains no potatoes, so it's a good choice if you're trying to go light on starchy carbohydrates. Use more chili powder if you like. May be served with crackers.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan.
  2. Add the onion, celery and chili powder, and sauté lightly about 8-10 minutes.
  3. Stir in the tomatoes through worcestershire sauce.
  4. Bring to a boil and add the frozen fish.
  5. Let the soup simmer--separating the fish as it thaws--for about 15 minutes or until the fish flakes easily.
  6. Sprinkle with parsley.


Most Helpful

This soup is delicious. For whatever reason, I find it difficult to find tomato-based fish chowders that I like - this one is terrific, AND easy. I followed the recipe exactly except I left the sugar out. Thanks for this!

gross.s.e January 31, 2009

Very good chowder. i used basa fish (catfish). i left out the sugar too, and the salt as I felt there is enough salt in the canned tomatos and the Worcestershire sauce and there was, DH didn't add salt to his bowl and he usually does. We felt it could have a little more sesoning perhaps some hot sauce next time. Thanks for sharing.

Derf September 26, 2008

This is fabulous, It's quick, very low fat and made with ingredients that I always have on hand. Best of all it tastes wonderful. I skipped the sugar as I didn't see any need for it being there and there wasn't. That small bit of Worcestershire added a very good depth to the flavor and I love that you just toss in a piece of frozen fish, I used Sole . Next time I think I'll cook some brown rice and put this yummy soup over it. Many thanks echo, this is going to become one of my staples.

Annacia December 09, 2006

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