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Chilean Fish Chowder

4 servings

Side Dish, Soup

Flavorful and affordable one-pot meal for cozy family dinners.

As bold in colour as it is in taste this one-pot-wonder is packed with flavour and presents the perfect remedy to a cold Canadian night. At only $4.50 per serving, it will feed your family for less, without sacrificing taste or nutrition.

Long Grain

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  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) olive oil

  • 2 medium onions, chopped

  • 1 tsp (5 mL) each, ground cumin and coriander

  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) turmeric

  • 1 tsp (5 mL) coarse salt

  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) red pepper flakes

  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) U.S. long grain white rice

  • 2 lbs (1 kg) pumpkin or squash, peeled and diced

  • 4 cups (1 L) fish or chicken broth

  • 2 bay leaves

  • 1 lb (500 g) skinless haddock or cod fillets, cut into chunks

  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) chopped fresh parsley


Step 1

  • In a large Dutch oven or saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat.

  • Add onions and cook until tender, about 5 minutes.

  • Add cumin, coriander, turmeric, salt and red pepper flakes; cook, stirring for one minute.

  • Add rice and pumpkin. Stir in broth and bay leaves, scraping any bits from the bottom of the pan.

  • Cover and let simmer gently, stirring often, for 20 minutes.

  • Add fish and cook, covered, 10 minutes more, or until fish is opaque.

Step 2

  • Sprinkle with fresh parsley.

For a more authentic flavour (and if you have some in your pantry), omit the turmeric and substitute with a pinch of saffron.

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