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Smoked Trout Chowder

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Smoked Trout Chowder

If you like clam chowder and you also like smoked fish, you are going to love this Smoked Trout Chowder. It is another fairly simple recipe, loaded with flavor.

I have always been a fan of fish soup – cioppino, Italian fish soup, or any kind of clam chowder. This one will definitely make it into the rotation.

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Smoked Trout Chowder

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  • Author: Lisa @ My Studio Kitchen
  • Total Time: 40 minutes


a super delicious light smoked trout soup.


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped fine
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 fennel bulb, stalks and fronds removed then cut into quarters and thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1/4 cup Pernod or Ouzo
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup bottled clam juice
  • 3 small red or yellow potatoes, cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 1 cup of milk, cream or combination
  • 8 ounces smoked trout
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon dill
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat a large soup pot over medium-high heat, when hot, add onion, fennel and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Sauté until soft, about 10 minutes.
  2. If using, add the Pernod or Ouzo and cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Add chicken stock and clam juice then bring to a boil. Add potatoes, then reduce heat and simmer until the potatoes are soft, about 7-8 minutes.
  4. Add milk or cream, lemon juice, trout and dill then cook for 4 more minutes.
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Healthy



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