Seafood Chowder Recipe


Seafood chowder is a comforting dish, especially good on cold winter nights. It is also easy and quick to prepare. Perfect for the holiday season.


500g fresh white fish – I used haddock

500g fresh salmon fillets

200g cooked jumbo prawns – I used frozen

1 litre milk or unsweetened soya or almond milk

3 large potatoes, peeled and cut into small cubes

4 chopped spring onions

A large bunch of chopped Dill

2 heaped tablespoons cornflour

Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • Add milk to pan and add chopped spring onions and potato cubes
  • Simmer gently until potato is just soft
  • Mix cornflour with a little water until smooth
  • Add cornflour mix to milk, and stir until it starts to thicken
  • Add white fish, salmon and prawns
  • When fish becomes opaque add Dill
  • Serve and eat immediately.

Fish Pie

The ingredients can also be adapted and made into fish pie:

  • Simply boil the potatoes separately ( You will probably need around 6 large potatoes)
  • Mash with butter, warm milk and salt and pepper to season
  • Place cooked fish mix in a warm heat proof dish
  • Top with mashed potato
  • Brown under a hot grill
  • Serve with peas, salad…


Brigid P. Gallagher is a retired natural medicines therapist, passionate organic gardener and author of “Watching the Daisies- Life lessons on the Importance of Slow,” a holistic memoir dedicated to the art of mindfulness and healing from debilitating illness.





  1. Thank you! There is no question that I’ll be making this. I’m in need of some calm comfort today and being Friday we have beautiful full fish counters so I all in all it’s going to be sooner than later! xo

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  2. Hi Brigid, love the recipes. We often do a clam chowder (with tin clams added at the last minute and the liquor used in the broth)… very similar to yours except we put carrots in and no dill (although I will try that in future) and sweated onions instead of spring. Definitely going to try your version. In our fish pie sometimes put halved boiled eggs under the mash. Recently tried a sweet potato and normal potato mash (50:50) which worked really well and a celeriac and potato mash (about 1/4 celeriac 3/4 potato mix or it can become quite sloppy). Just minor variations, as I think probably everyone has their own twists on these classics. To be honest you hit the nail on the head sating there is nothing like these comfort foods on a cold dark winter’s night. Great recipes and good for soul and stomach!

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  3. I’ll be trying out this recipe using lactose-free milk as I adapt to a diet that is friendlier to my gut. I do love chowder and this one combines some of my favorite ingredients! So, you write, you garden, you cook…You go girl!

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