Greek Fish Chowder (Kakkavi)

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 45 mins

This comes from a Frugal Gourmet cookbook. I'm posting it for ZWT 6. Greece Note: Add up to 1/2 lb. of your choice of shellfish.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat a 6 quart heavy stockpot and add the oil, onion, and garlic. Saute until they are clear, about 5 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients, except the seafood, and simmer, uncovered, until the sauce is rich and full-flavored, about 1/2 hour.
  2. Add the fish and shellfish in the order given, giving each variety a moment to cook. The clams will take longer than the squid.
  3. Serve in bowls with hearty bread and a salad.
Most Helpful

This recipe was delicious. I improvised by adding two 6 ounce cans of spicy V-8 juice. I had some leftover that I used and I added medium shrimp.

laddiego February 22, 2012

Love this soup! I had forgotten about it until today. So glad you've posted this here! I will make some this weekend.

ilikemashtvshow January 26, 2012

Made for the Greek Kid-Friendly challenge & I also was a big Jeff Smith fan way back when. This is so easy-to-make that my 9 yr-old assistant (Kata) proudly played a major role & 4 of us enjoyed the outcome. I made 2 sml chgs that I do not feel disturbed the heart of your recipe: I used fresh tomatoes & I added Old Bay as a pers pref. I used cod, baby shrimp & lump crabmeat for the seafood. Served it w/crusty rolls & it was great! Thx for sharing this recipe w/us & Kata says thx too. :-)

twissis June 15, 2010