Hearty Pacific Chowder

Meal Type: Soups

A classic chowder with a tuna twist! We all love a creamy, hearty, and comforting chowder on any day of the week. Maximize all that flavour with Ocean’s Flaked White Albacore Tuna!

It’s a real game-changer in this tuna chowder recipe.

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp butter or margarine
  • ½ cup onions, chopped
  • 1 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 1 can (311g) corn, drained
  • ½ cup carrots, diced
  • ½ cup celery, diced
  • ½ cup red pepper, diced
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 3 cups clam or vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp dried thyme or dill
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup new red potatoes, cut in 1-inch cubes
  • 2 cans (142g) Ocean’s Baby Clams, drained and save juice
  • 1 can (170g) Ocean’s Flaked Albacore Tuna, drained
  • ½ cup light cream or milk
  • 2 tbsp parsley, minced

Directions

  1. Melt the butter over medium heat in a dutch oven or large pot. Add the onions, garlic, carrots, and celery. Sauté over medium heat until onions are soft and garlic is fragrant.
  2. Sprinkle mixture with flour and cook 1 minute.
  3. Add broth slowly, mixing with the flour to form a paste. Add thyme, corn, red pepper, and potatoes and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cook for approximately 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  4. Add the clams, reserved clam juice, tuna and the cream. Bring to a boil. Adjust with salt and pepper to taste if necessary.
  5. Sprinkle with fresh parsley and serve with a green salad or hearty bread.

Tips and Tricks

When reheating, take care not to bring to a boil.

Try adding bacon or specialty sausage to deepen flavour.

Use pink or sockeye salmon instead of tuna if you wish.

For an even more sustainable choice, use Ocean’s Pole & Line Solid White Albacore Tuna.