Friday, February 26, 2010

Simple Suppers: Fish And Smoked Oyster Chowder

Divas, here's a simple recipe for a healthy chowder.  I've tossed out the cream and milk, replacing it with a lovely tomato-based broth, and instead of using bacon to add smokiness, I used smoked oysters.  The result is a dish packed with healthy seafood, vegetables and huge flavor!  This cooks up fast, is hearty enough for a meal and chocked full of big flavors!

Fish And Smoked Oyster Chowder
Serves 4-6 people
Cooking time 30 minutes

1/2 pound cod or tilapia fillets, cut into chunks
1 3 oz. can smoked oysters
4 cups vegetable stock
2 cups filtered water
1 14 oz. can diced tomatoes
1 celery stalk, chopped
1 onion, peeled and chopped
4 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
4 medium red potatoes, cut into chunks
1/2 teaspoon chili flakes
1 bay leaf
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
salt and pepper

In a heavy-bottomed pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat.  Add the onion and celery and saute until softened, about 5 minutes.  Add the garlic and chili flakes and saute for another minute.

Add the stock, water, tomatoes, potatoes and bay leaf and bring to a simmer.  Cover and cook for 20 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender.

Next, add the fish, oysters and parsley and simmer for another 5 minutes, or until the fish flakes.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.  Enjoy!

Source for Ingredients
tilapia fillets, smoked oysters, organic celery, organic onions, chili flakes and organic red potatoes from Trader Joe's

organic vegetable stock, bay leaf and organic olive oil from Whole Foods

organic parsley and organic garlic from Hollywood Farmers Market


  1. This soup looks soooo good. An easy to make recipe AND great resource information for ingredients and shopping? What more could we, your readers, ask for!!! What a great idea. Thanks for getting me so hungry and ready to cook.

  2. Thanks so much! I love your blog, so that means a lot coming from you.

    The Diva :)