Sunday, September 12, 2010

Fish Chowder for the Soul

I love Trader Joes… who doesn’t?? They offer package foods that are also healthy. Yeah, its possible to get package foods with no preservatives these days. Funny how you pay more for food that has no added bad stuff huh? But, TJ’s is quite reasonable in the price arena.

I usually have items that I pick up from TJ’s without fail. Included in that list is Vegetable Chips… shoot for $1.99 a bag you can’t go wrong. They have these awesome baked chips, I love getting the flex seed tortilla chips (ohhh dip them in a pineapple salsa from Harry and Davids…mixed with cream cheese..heaven). Along with their Feta Cheese, Naan, Mandarin Chicken and nut mixes I have a small list just to keep it all under control at TJ’s. That is very hard to do.

This week I bought cod. I love cod fish but get bored eating it the same way. This package was about 4 bucks for a pound of cod. And low and behold there was a recipe on the label. SCORE~



adapted from Trader Joes Cod Pieces label

1/2 stick of unsalted butter

1 large onion

1 to 2 cloves of chopped garlic

1 large potato peeled and diced into 1/2 inch cubes

2 tbsp flour

2 cup vegetable or chicken broth

2 cup milk or half and half

1 lb cod pieces

salt and pepper to taste

I also added: Baby Bella mushrooms, Old Bay Seafood Seasoning


Melt butter in 2 qt saucepan. Sauté onion and garlic (and mushrooms if you are adding them) until soft. Add Potato and cook over low heat until potato begins to soften. Season with salt and pepper (and Old Bay) to taste. Sprinkle flour and stir gently over low heat for about 5 minutes. Add liquids and cook over low heat until soup begins to thicken. Gently stir in cod and continue cooking until fish is completely cooked. Taste for seasoning and add addition salt and pepper if necessary.


  1. Its great how you have the Trader Joes fish soup recipe here! You're an angel! I lost my recipe and but i didnt forget how good that fish soup was! Thanks a lot!!!

    1. THANKS from me, too. My computer crashed and I hadn't printed out my recipe card. The new packages at Trader Joe's didn't have the recipe. I'm so glad you have it here.

  2. Yay! Thank you for posting this.