There are not that many light and easy fish soup recipes out there. The most popular fish soup is of course fish or clam chowder. Chowders are for sure delicious, but oh boy, they are heavy and fatty. So I decided to make a good fish soup with the chowder ingredients but omit all the unhealthy stuff. The result is very delicate, easy to make, healthy cod and corn chowder.
I do understand the creaminess in classic New England chowder, but I feel like fish in it is always losing its taste. It is buried so deep with the flour, butter, cream, and potatoes that the only reminder of fish is unrecognizable white chunks. The fish is such a tremendous food and deserves to be the main unhidden ingredient.
For this chowder, I chose Atlantic Cod fish. It is one of the universal and affordable fish on the market. The flaky and medium firm texture is the key. The texture is strong enough to hold its shape in soup, yet delicate enough to make the soup light and tasty.
I wanted cod to stand out in this soup still not to overwhelm with the fishy smell. Corn evens out the fishy taste by adding a sweet, delicate touch. You feel and taste the fish, but it is not overwhelming. And this is what I like in this soup the most. All the ingredients are complimenting each other and make this soup well balanced.
And don’t forget to top the soup with the fresh scallions and parsley. I like to add it just before serving. It tastes better, in my opinion, and it looks fresher. You are welcomed to add it during cooking, though.
Oh, and a piece of hearty bread is a must. In my case, it was sourdough and oh boy it goes well with this healthy cod and corn chowder.
The true beauty of this soup is how easy it is to make and how delicately light it is. After one bowl, you feel satisfied and happy. You will be amazed how simple and short the recipe is and how quickly it is to make. I feel like this healthy cod and corn chowder is a perfect beginning of the spring menu 💐🌷🌷🌷
Tips and Tricks:
- Cod substitution: Pollock, haddock, and tilapia
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