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Spicy Catfish Chowder Recipe
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Spicy Catfish Chowder

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"Thick and spicy chowder, full of veggies! Serve with a warm and crusty loaf of bread!"

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    50 mins

    1 hr 15 mins


  1. Heat olive oil in a large soup pot over medium heat; cook and stir onions and carrots until onions are slightly softened, about 2 minutes. Melt butter with onions and carrots; cook and stir zucchini and garlic in the melted butter until onions are translucent, about 7 more minutes.
  2. Stir beer, seafood seasoning, parsley, garlic powder, chile-garlic sauce, sea salt, oregano, and black pepper into the vegetable mixture and gently lay catfish fillets over top of vegetables. Pour tomatoes with their juice over the vegetables and catfish. Cover pot and bring to a simmer; cook until catfish are cooked through, about 10 minutes. Break the catfish fillets apart into bite-size chunks.
  3. Pour in a tomato can of water and stir in corn; simmer the chowder covered until vegetables are tender and flavors have blended, at least 30 more minutes.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • Can be made in the slow cooker on Low for 6 to 8 hrs. Just cook onions and carrots ahead of time.

Reviews More Reviews

Aug 15, 2012

This was an awesome stew, I added in some diced baby red potatoes and swapped the beer for some clam juice for extra seafood flavor!

Jan 17, 2015

I used Cod instead of Catfish (because that's what I had on hand). Also, I diced the stewed tomatoes before adding them. I used all other ingredients per the recipe. This is a delicious, healthy main course and pairs well with spinach salad.

Jan 01, 2014

The soup is very good. I didn't have any chile-garlic sauce so I put 2 tsp of chili powder and tsp of vinegar and a couple more cloves of garlic. It turned out to be a little too spicy but i don't want to knock the recipe for it.

Jul 22, 2013

It was delicious. Of course I went with some of the suggestions from other reviewers. 2T of Old Bay instead of 3T and some shrimp. Also, we didn't have the right beer at home, so we ended up using a summer fruit/vegetable shandy. Everyone loved it! Can't wait till our next fishing day.

Jun 30, 2013

I made this recipe and we loved it. I used Swai instead of catfish, because that's what I had. I added shrimp to the left-overs which was a good idea.

Apr 14, 2013

oh my!! oh my! crazy good. Used creole seasoning cuz didn't have Ol' Bay. Frozen white cream corn for same reason... Oh my....Can I rate it a 6??

Aug 26, 2012

WOWZA - this was delicious and spicy! I'm sure your version is 5 stars +. The only reason I gave it 4 was that I made quite a few adjustments because I'm on a diet and wanted to cut out as much fat and salt as I could without destroying the recipe. I replaced the beer with fat-free reduced sodium broth (chicken), omitted the butter, reduced the Old Bay seasoning from 3 T to 2T, and omitted the sea salt and chile-garlic sauce. I replaced the sea salt with 1T of Perfect Pinch savory seasoning. Instead of the chile-garlic sauce, I added about 1/2 tsp of red pepper flakes. It was plenty spicy for me - I absolutely loved it. I'm saving this to make again when the weather gets cold - YUM. Thank you so much for sharing!


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  • Calories
  • 307 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 26 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 57 mg
  • 19%
  • Fat
  • 15.3 g
  • 24%
  • Fiber
  • 4.5 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 16.2 g
  • 32%
  • Sodium
  • 1379 mg
  • 55%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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