Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins
This light soup is a great way to slip corn and tilapia(of course)into your late-summer menu. Make it a meal; enjoy with a green salad & tomatoes a nice vinaigrette and of course oyster crackers. We made this soup and it was delicious! **However, the recipe said it was low in calories 288 and when zaar figured it out it came to be 324** Now, the question is - which one is right? Posted on August 13, 2008
- 2 ounces bacon (about 2 slices)
- 1 teaspoon canola oil
- 1 stalk celery, diced
- 1 leek, white part only, halved lengthwise, rinsed and thinly sliced
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
- 4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
- 8 ounces yukon gold potatoes, diced
- 2 cups fresh corn kernels (about 4 ears)
- 1 1⁄2 lbs tilapia fillets, cut into bite-size pieces
- 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh thyme
- 1 cup half-and-half
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives (optional)
- Chop bacon and cook in a large Dutch oven over medium heat until crispy, 3 to 4 minutes; drain on paper towels.
- Add oil & cooking spray to the pan.
- Add celery, leek, onion, mushrooms, salt, black pepper, pinch of crushed red pepper flakes(if using) and cook until the vegetables just begin to soften, about 2 minutes.
- Add broth, potatoes and corn.
- Bring to a gentle simmer.
- Cook until the potatoes are just tender and the corn is cooked through, about 8 minutes.
- Stir in tilapia and thyme; return to a gentle simmer.
- Cook until the tilapia is cooked through, about 4 minutes more.
- Remove from the heat.
- Stir in half-and-half, lemon juice and the reserved bacon.
- Garnish with chives, if using.
Awesome awesome! My boyfriend and I both liked it. He enjoyed the light spicyness and I love that it's low calorie/low fat...great way to use up the tilapia we bought on sale! I did not add the bacon to mine, but added an extra pinch of salt to make up for it.
I love corn chowder but have never made it with tilapia. I have some in the frig now that I bought in the La Fortuna Costa rica Farmers market. Not sure if I can get all the spices since my local source is very limited. but Will try. I will be potatoes that are locally grown, not sure if chives and celery are avail or the leek, substitute is the name of the game in Costa Rica (for gringoes that is. Main veg here is rice. and several other root vegs.will certinly let you know how it went and what I used.