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″ cubes
  • 2 cans (142g)Ocean’s Baby Clams, drained and save juice
  • 1 can (184g or 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, 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 salt and pepper 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.