Monkfish Chowder

Monkfish Chowder


Prep Time:  minutes
Cook Time:  minutes
Ready In:  minutes

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[Total: 6   Average: 4.3/5]

This rich chowder combines pieces of tender monkfish with celery, onions, bell peppers, and corn. If you want to make this chowder dairy-free then use soymilk instead of regular whole milk.  

  • 4 Stalks Celery (Chopped)
  • 1 Large Red Bell Pepper (Seeded & Chopped)
  • 1 Medium Yellow Onion (Chopped)
  • 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 Cup Chicken Broth or Fish Stock
  • 1/3 Cup Unbleached Flour
  • 6 1/2 Cups Whole Milk
  • 5 Medium Red Potatoes (Cut Into Small Cubes)
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh Thyme (Finely Chopped)
  • 1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon Smoked Paprika
  • 1 Pound Monkfish Fillets (Cut Into 1 Inch Pieces)
  • 1 Cup Corn
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh Parsley (Finely Chopped)
  • 6 Pieces Cooked Bacon For Garnish (Crumbled)
  1. Reserve a bit of red bell pepper and corn for garnish.
  2. Heat olive oil in large-size heavy pot over a medium-high heat. Add chopped celery, bell peppers, and onions. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 8 minutes until golden brown.
  3. Add broth and cook, scraping up any browned bits, for 3 minutes. Add flour and cook, stirring often, for 1 minute. Whisk in milk. Stir in potatoes, thyme, kosher salt, pepper, and smoked paprika. Bring just to a boil.
  4. Turn down heat to medium-low. Partially cover and simmer for 20 minutes. You will want the potatoes to be tender.
  5. Add monkfish and corn. Cook for 8 minutes until fish is just cooked through. Stir in parsley.
  6. Remove from heat and ladle into bowls. Garnish with bacon, corn, and red bell pepper.
  7. Serves 6
  8. “Work With What You Got”
  9. © Victoria Hart Glavin


Victoria has been cooking and writing recipes since she was a a young girl. Originally from Nebraska, her appreciation for culinary technique took off when she moved to Lyon, France. Victoria is published in Hearst Newspapers, Greenwich Free Press, New Canaanite, and more.

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