My Sweet Marie

Bass Chowder

Posted on: October 1, 2013

A friend of mine went fishing and caught some bass, a lot of bass and I said make some soup! He, of course replied, how about you make the soup and we share? Good deal to me as I love to make soup! So I’ve just made a very tasty pot of bass chowder but truly you could use any fish like cod, haddock, whiting, tilapia etc. Here’s what you do:


  • 1 med. onion chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 stalk of celery, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 1/2 lbs of bass or any fish you like chopped !
  • 2 cups of any vegetables you like (kale, mushrooms, peas, corn, broccoli, green beans etc)
  • 1-2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 small potatoes diced
  • 4 cups water
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetarian broth (gluten-free)
  • 2 cans of coconut milk or evap. milk


  1. In a large pot, sautee the onions, carrots and celery in the olive oil until the onions are almost golden.
  2. Add in the garlic at this time and sautee some more. Now the fish can be added and cooked till just white.
  3. Add in the water and broth and bring to a boil.
  4. Add your remaining veggies, I used all the mentioned ones but you use whatever your heart desires!
  5. Bring back to a boil. simmer for 10 minutes.
  6. Add your milk. simmer on low for 10-15 minutes.
  7. If you like a thicker soup, you can thicken it with a roux of either corn starch or flour, and bring to a boil again. To make roux, melt butter or marg and add flour or corn starch till it’s very thick. Slowly add it to your pot of soup and let cook a little bit longer.
  8. Once it’s at the desired thickness, shut off the pot and add your potatoes. cover and let sit for 15 minutes, potatoes will be cooked through!
  9. Enjoy with a sprinkling of cheese or as is!
  10. For vegan, do the vegetarian broth and top with chopped parsley or dill!

2 Responses to "Bass Chowder"

No wonder it’s been raining so much lately, obviously you’ve been cooking up a storm. This is going to be tomorrow’s lunch. I’m going to make it right after church.Yummy!

Wow, so glad you like it! enjoy! I had my last bowl today too!

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