Creamy bacon, fresh herb and cod fish chowder

    1 hour

    Creamy, hearty and fragrant all come together in this cod chowder with bacon and loads of spices, fresh herbs, potatoes and other vegetables. Serve with freshly baked, crusty bread.


    Devon, England, UK
    9 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 4 rashers bacon, chopped
    • 300g chopped onion
    • 4 fresh mushrooms, sliced
    • 1 stalk celery, chopped
    • 1 teaspoon crushed chilli flakes
    • 1 teaspoon paprika
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
    • 950ml chicken stock
    • 480ml fish stock
    • 700g diced potatoes
    • 900g cod fillet, diced into 1cm cubes
    • celery salt to taste
    • salt and ground black pepper, to taste
    • 700ml single cream
    • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley
    • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped basil
    • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped tarragon
    • hot pepper sauce, to taste

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. In a large pot heat olive oil over medium-low heat; sautée bacon, onion, mushrooms and celery until tender.
    2. Add chilli flakes, paprika and dill and stir together until fragrant; add chicken stock, fish stock and potatoes and simmer for 10 minutes over low heat. Add cod and simmer for another 10 minutes. Season with salt, pepper and celery salt to taste.
    3. Remove from heat and stir in cream until blended, then stir in fresh parsley, basil and tarragon. Add dashes of hot pepper sauce to taste and serve.

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