This light soup is a great way to slip fresh corn (and tilapia, of course!) into your late-summer menu. Make it a meal: Enjoy with a mixed green salad and oyster crackers. Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2007

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Ingredients

Directions

  • Chop bacon and cook in a large Dutch oven over medium heat until crispy, 3 to 4 minutes. Drain on paper towels.

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  • Add oil to the pan. Add celery, leek, salt and pepper and cook until the vegetables just begin to soften, about 2 minutes. Add broth, potatoes and corn. Bring to a gentle simmer. Cook until the potatoes are just tender and the corn is cooked through, about 8 minutes. Stir in tilapia and thyme; return to a gentle simmer. Cook until the tilapia is cooked through, about 4 minutes more. Remove from the heat.

  • Stir in half-and-half, lemon juice and the reserved bacon. Garnish with chives, if using.

Nutrition Facts

278 calories; 9.3 g total fat; 75 mg cholesterol; 710 mg sodium. 20.6 g carbohydrates; 30.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (14)

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14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
05/17/2015
Absolutely delicious quick and easy. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2014
Made it exactly except added roasted green chille. OMG! My 9 year old was devouring it:) Read More
Rating: 4 stars
07/09/2013
Bland if not spiced up To spice this up for a real chowder flavor I added more kosher salt and Old Bay seasoning. Then I thickened with some cornstarch. Now it is absolutely delicious. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/07/2013
yummy!! I made this without bacon since we cut pork out our diet and doubled the celery instead of leek and added a tbs dill. I used 3 ears corn and grated the 4th... my husband had 3 bowls!!! Enough said! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
03/19/2012
Not too fishy - fish chowder I am always trying to find non-fishstick ways to get my kids to eat fish and they actually ate this soup. The fact that the fish is added right at the end and only cooks for 4 minutes keeps it from getting too fishy. Some of the ingredients were hard to find but I subbed in what I had on hand and it was still good. Pros: Quick kids ate it Cons: some ingredients hard to find Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/27/2011
Subbed Shrimp - Scrumptious I made this recipe yesterday substituting chopped shrimp for the tilapia. Will absolutely make this recipe again. Fresh thyme is a key ingredient for sure. Easy to prepare quick to cook. I'm sure it's better in the summer when corn is fresh but frozen sweet corn totally works in a pinch! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Very very good flavor and easy to make Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I love this recipe because I finally found a fish entree that my son likes. This was easy to make (I actually substituted frozen corn) hearty and cooks quickly. It could use a little more flavor perhaps a combination of leeks and onions and/or a bit more thyme. Otherwise an excellent dish. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I love this recipe because I finally found a fish entree that my son likes. This was easy to make (I actually substituted frozen corn) cooks quickly and hearty. It could use a little more flavor perhaps a combination of leeks and onions and/or a bit more thyme. Otherwise an excellent dish. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Served last night and it was a big hit with my family. I thought it would be too thin for a chowder b/c it doesn't have any thickening ingredient besides the potatoes (I add a little extra diced potatoes) but it was fine. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
my entire family loved it and planning to make this recipe again and again Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
During corn season a great way to make this even tastier is to grate the corn off the cob with a regular box grater. I use 10 ears of corn- grate 6 and cut the kernels of the other 4. The grated corn produces "milk" that when added is more delicious than regular milk & adds more corn flavor. I also boil down all the corn cobs afterward for stock for the next batch- freezes well and you don't need the chicken stock next time! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
I just made this it was EASY and So good!! I don't feel like I'm eating a fattening chowder. It tastes light and delicious! Fit Moms Fit Kids Club Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
yummy i just made this tonite it was very easy to make and it taste good. my hubby is a picky eater and really liked this. well make again.. Read More