Winter Haddock-Corn Chowder

Is there anything more comforting during the winter than a bowl of delicious soup?  One of my favorite New England soups is a simple haddock chowder.  It bears no resemblance to the heavy, thick soup we frequently associate with New England clam chowder.  Fresh haddock is always available along the Maine coast and is a staple in our house. This soup has a creamy milk broth.  My addition to the standard recipe is corn.  I think you’ll find this soup is easy to create and always a crowd pleaser.  Even people who tell me they aren’t fond of fish love this.  Served with fresh hot bread and you’ve got a meal in less than 1/2 hour!

Cook Time: 20 minutes


  • 1/2 cup diced Applewood bacon
  • 4 medium Yukon Gold potatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cans (12 oz) cream-style corn or  one 4 ounce package frozen corn
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • pepper to taste
  • 1 cup half-and-half or light cream, scalded
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 ½ lbs fresh haddock, cubed into 2” pieces


Sauté bacon until browned and crisp; add chopped potatoes and onions. Add water, corn, and seasonings; cover and simmer for 10  minutes. Add the haddock cubes and cook 10 minutes or until fish is opaque.  Gently stir in milk and half-and-half; heat through but do not boil.  Serves 5.

About Shawn Phillips

As someone who has relocated several times – buying and selling houses of my own for personal and investment purposes – I can easily put myself in my clients’ shoes. I know what I needed from my Realtors and I attempt to provide that or better for my clients. My family relocated to Charleston six years ago and my love for the city and the lifestyle is one I enjoy sharing with others. Prior to entering real estate in the Low Country I was a hospital administrator for many years in Charleston and New York City and was a Realtor in Sarasota, Florida. Leveraging my experience, I pride myself in providing outstanding client service, availability, personal touches, multi-faceted marketing, and skilled negotiations. The level of trust given to me by a client is the greatest compliment I receive as a professional. It is the foundation of my practice. My dedication to each and every client is evident before, during, and after the sale!
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4 Responses to Winter Haddock-Corn Chowder

  1. Marie says:

    Awesome! I’m always lookin’ for a good chowdah recipe and this sounds really, really great.

    Never heard of scalding the cream for this, what does that do?

  2. Keeps it from separating. Actually some scald milk too but I’ve never needed to do so.

  3. Marie says:

    Cool, I never knew that, you’d think I would but no. I’m going to try it tonight! Thanks!

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