Quick Mixed Fish Chowder

This is a Nigel Slater recipe which I have adapted. You can find the original here in his inimitable narrative style. This adaptation is in my style and is actually quite different!


    • One medium new potato cut into small chunks
    • one leek, sliced thinly and some very thin bits reserved for decorating at the end
    • 25g salted butter and a little oil
    • 250 mls milk and 250 mls water together
    • ground black pepper ( I didn’t add any salt as the smoked fish can be quite salty itself)
    • 320g Fish pie mix (salmon, smoked haddock and cod)
    • 150g frozen petit pois
    • 150g frozen corn kernels
    • lots of chopped chives to decorate
    • single cream if you wish


  1.  Sweat the leeks in the butter/oil until just beginning to soften.
Sweating the leeks in butter/oil mix

Sweating the leeks in butter/oil mix

2.   Add the milk and water mixture and bring to the boil.

Adding the milk/water mix

Adding the milk/water mix

3.  Add the potato chunks and simmer until the potato is just beginning to soften. Add plenty of ground black pepper.



4.   Add the fish chunks and the frozen peas and corn and bring back to the boil briefly.

Fish mix added

Fish mix added

Peas and corn added

Peas and corn added

5.   Cook on a low heat for 5-10 minutes.  Do not stir or you will break up the lovely chunks of fish.

6.   Make sure that everything is cooked and that the chowder is piping hot and serve into large bowls.

7.   Pour over a little single cream and sprinkle with the chopped chives and reserved very thin leeks.

8.   Enjoy! It is delicious!

Mixed Fish Chowder

Mixed Fish Chowder

Thanks for the inspiration, Nigel Slater.


11 responses to “Quick Mixed Fish Chowder

  1. Hilary

    September 23, 2018 at 4:14 pm

    One of my favourite quick meals. Very tasty. Delicious with sourdough bread 😁

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 23, 2018 at 4:18 pm

      Easy and tasty, I agree. We’ll try the Sourdough next time. Thanks for the tip. :). Sitting in Atlanta with English football on the tv and catching up with three weeks of Blog! I’ll publish once we get home. 🙂

  2. Hudson Howl

    September 19, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    Looks good. I’ll have to give it go when the snow begins to blow. Smoked haddock, though a favourite mine, has become virtually impossible to buy over here -but I’ll find it.

  3. fearlessanalyst

    September 19, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    What a fabulous ‘recipe layout’!! I’ll bet you could have a very popular second blog. And I can’t wait to try this (I’d probably be using my favourite salmon). Thank you so much!

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 19, 2014 at 3:43 pm

      My recipes do get lots of hits, especially the soups, the chocolate torte and the prawn and salmon stack, which you may like too. Thank you for your enthusiasm! 🙂

      • fearlessanalyst

        September 19, 2014 at 5:13 pm

        Aha! I have just bookmarked your recipe index. And thank you for sharing your apparently endless creativity! 🙂

  4. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    September 18, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    hadn’t heard of fish pie mix either…and doubt that we have it in our stores…but, I’ll try some light flavored fish…(that’s just me)…because I’m the only one that will eat it…”just know my guys!”…

  5. djdfr

    September 18, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    I’m glad you put a photo of the ingredients because I was wondering what is fish pie mix. 🙂

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 18, 2014 at 7:31 pm

      It was easier for me to buy a pack of mixed fish, in fact I always have one in the freezer for fish pie and then saw this recipe. You could put any kind well flavoured fish in, I’m sure. Glad the photo helped! 🙂

      • djdfr

        September 18, 2014 at 7:40 pm

        Definitely, because my first image was of some kind pastry.


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