Tarragon Fish Chowder

Looking for a rich soup on a winter night? Enjoy this comforting fish chowder made in just 20 minutes.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 2

Ingredients

1/2
pound cod or other lean fish fillets
1 1/2
cups chicken broth
1
small onion, chopped (1/4 cup)
1/4
cup sliced celery
1/4
cup shredded carrot
3/4
teaspoon chopped fresh or 1/4 teaspoon dried tarragon leaves
1/8
teaspoon pepper
1
bay leaf
1
cup milk
1/2
cup sour cream
1
tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 Cut fish fillets into bite-size pieces. Mix fish, broth, onion, celery, carrot, tarragon, pepper and bay leaf in 1 1/2-quart saucepan. Heat to boiling; reduce heat.
  • 2 Cover and simmer 2 to 3 minutes or until fish flakes easily with fork and vegetables are tender. Stir in milk; heat through.
  • 3 Mix sour cream and flour; stir into milk mixture. Cook, stirring constantly, just until mixture starts to bubble (do not boil). Immediately remove from heat; remove bay leaf.

Expert Tips

Tarragon adds a mild hint of licorice to this comforting chowder. If you don't have any on hand, use parsley instead.

For a cozy winter meal in front of the fireplace, serve this rich chowder with a crisp tossed salad and crusty French bread.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
335
(
Calories from Fat
145),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16g
16%
(Saturated Fat
9g,
9%
),
Cholesterol
110mg
110%;
Sodium
960mg
960%;
Total Carbohydrate
17g
17%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
),
Protein
32g
32%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
2 Vegetable; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.