The Real Deal New England Fish Chowder
130 mins (prep 40, cooking 90)
9 ingredients
10 servings
I have been eating and making this my entire life! I also use the same basic recipe to do my clam and corn chowders. Chowder must be a milk based soup and the originals were fish and clam only. Corn and some wacky ones appeared later. I thicken my chowders and my mother doesn't. It is personal preference, though the earliest chowders were thickened using ground Ship's Biscuit and then Common Crackers. Chowder means Maine to me, where I was born and raised. I use evaporated milk for the creaminess without the cream. Many use milk and some use half-and-half. Chowder should be simple and flavorful from the fish or clams, potatoes and onions and never "mucked up." Okay, so I am a chowder purist! :) I have also given my own clam and corn chowder variations. Small salt pork cubes crackly fried and drained on a paper towel used to be added last to chowder though many people dropped this when cholesterol became bad news. My mother stopped using the fried salt pork which I never could keep my hands out of before it went into the chowder. I have gotten used to it this way and even in many/most chowder houses around New England, you will see this practice has ceased.

Categories:  northeastern-u.s. , seasonal , north-american , fish , free-of... , <-4-hours , soups-&-stews , low-in... , low-sodium , eggs~dairy , time-to-make , egg-free , winter , cod , seafood , american , fall , chowders , saltwater-fish ,
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Serving Size (23.98 g)
Servings 10
Amount per Serving
Calories 119.86 Calories from Fat 85.32
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9.48g 145.87%
Saturated Fat 5.87g 293.69%
Trans Fat 0.37g %
Cholesterol 24.38mg 81.27%
Sodium 73.14mg 30.48%
Total Carbohydrate 8.17g 27.23%
Dietary Fiber 1.21 g 48.54%
Sugars 0.05 g %
Protein 1.59g 31.89%
Vitamin A 284.41IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 6.58mg% Iron 0.41mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
ground thyme, evaporated milk