Downeast Fish Chowder

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Aroostook

A real Downeast version of chowder you might like.

Top Review by tupelohoney1

This looked like a basic recipe. Never having made chowder, I looked through all the recipes (ok not ALL, but some!) and made a few adjustments to this recipe. I fried salt pork, removed the pork, and sauteed the onions and celery in the drippings. I also added frozen corn, and just a touch of sweetener. It came out just how I wanted it. Thank you. I will make this again and again.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Poach fish in just enough water to cover.
  2. Debone fish.
  3. Save water.
  4. Fry out salt pork in a fry pan.
  5. Remove pork.
  6. Brown onions in fat.
  7. Cook potatoes in just enough water to cover.
  8. Add fish, reserved poaching water, pork, onions, and fat to potatoes.
  9. Add milk, salt and pepper.
  10. Warm through.
  11. Be careful not to boil chowder.
  12. Serve with oyster crackers or warm rolls.

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