Scarfies Smoked Fish Chowder

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

A wonderful dish in winter and a hit at a dinner party. Came from Aunty Bertha.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place potatoes, onions, celery, 1/2 salt and all the boiling water in a deep saucepan.
  2. Add the flaked fish and simmer with lid on for 10 minutes.
  3. While this cooks, melt butter in small saucepan. Add flour and remaining salt, pepper, mustard, Worcestershire sauce and milk.
  4. Cook, stirring, until thick; add cheese.
  5. Stir until melted.
  6. Add sauce to fish and veggie mixture; stir until smooth and then add tomatoes.
  7. Season if necessary and serve with fresh bread rolls.


Most Helpful

This was good on a cold day and made excellent use of some fish we'd smoked however it lacked "something". Some tabasco at the table lifted it a bit and I think chicken stock instead of salt and water would improve it too. I like lots of veg in my chowders, so would use carrot, capsicum, corn or peas (or any combo of whatever I had of these on hand) to add to it. I could have eaten the entire cheese sauce on its own-it was delicious.

JustJanS July 30, 2008

excellent recipe. I poached the fish in the milk, which I used for the sauce. I didnt add the tomatoes, but will try that next time. Everyone was very impressed!!! thanks auntie Bertha

mummamills June 03, 2008

This is a good chowder. I changed the prep a bit in that I sauteed the onions and the celery in the butter and then added the rest. Then I pureed the tomatoes into the soup instead of leaving them in chunks, just a preference for a smoother soup (and a 2 year old with texture issues!). I added the potatoes and fish last. I used all the ingredients and seasonings.It didn't say what kind of cheese so i used monterey jack because thats what i had. My husband commented that it would be even better it if were a bit spicey- so i might put some cajun seasoning on the table to go along with it. Thanks for a good recipe!

WonderMima April 02, 2005

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