Wholesome Fish Chowder


  • 1 lb tilapia fillet (I used 4 frozen fillets)
  • 1 lb yellow potatoes
  • 12 oz carrots
  • 1 small bunch of fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup white onion, chopped
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 4 cups water
  • olive oil, salt and pepper
  • 2 tsps Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1 lemon


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Thaw fish and pat dry with a paper towel. Brush fish with olive oil. Sprinkle a dash of salt and pepper on each fillet.
  2. Lay prepared fish fillets in a baking dish without overlap. Bake for 14 minutes.
  3. While fish is baking, add chicken broth and water in a large sauce pan and bring to a rapid boil.
  4. Peel and chop up carrots and potatoes. Place them in the boiling broth, then reduce heat to medium-high. Cover to cook for 15 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
  5. Transfer vegetables and just enough broth into a blender, add cilantro and onion, and blend for 10 seconds or until smooth. Now you’ve made a wholesome chowder base.
  6. Return chowder base into the same sauce pan.
  7. Use a fork to break cooked fish into small pieces and transfer fish pieces into the chowder base.
  8. Add Old Bay Seasoning and stir well. Simmer for 5 more minutes over medium heat.
  9. Serve with a squeeze of lemon juice.


I love using homemade chicken broth for this recipe. Here’s how to make yummy chicken broth at home, plus you get a few cups of perfect shredded chicken.


Keywords: fish chowder