Walleye Chowder Recipe

This hearty Walleye Chowder Recipe is the perfect meal after a hard day of winter fishing – grab a chunk of bread, fill a glass of wine and savor the day.

Walleye Chowder Recipe
This Walleye Chowder Recipe is best served with a piece of bread. (Photo courtesy of Chef Michael J. Smith)
Print Recipe

Serves: 4
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup diced red potatoes with skin on
  • 1 ¼ quarts fish stock (bouillon cubes and hot water may be substituted)
  • 2 strips bacon, diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2-3 ribs celery, diced
  • 3 ounces butter
  • 4 ounces flour
  • 2 cups heavy cream or half and half
  • 1 cup clams in juice, chopped (optional)
  • 1 cup cocktail shrimp (optional)
  • ½ cup frozen corn
  • ½ cup chopped fresh tomatoes
  • 1 pound walleye fillets, cut into bite-size chunks
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon chopped thyme
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Cover the potatoes with the fish stock and simmer until done. Remove the potatoes and hold for later use.
  2. In a separate pot, cook the bacon until partially rendered. Add butter, onion and celery, and sauté until onions are translucent.
  3. Add flour and combine with a wire whisk to make a roux. Cook for 5 to 6 minutes, stirring constantly.
  4. Add the hot fish stock gradually, stirring until thickened and smooth.
  5. Add cream (or half and half) and chopped clams in juice and simmer about 10 minutes.
  6. Add potatoes, cocktail shrimp, corn and tomatoes, and stir in gently with a wooden spoon.
  7. Add walleye chunks and the remaining herbs, and simmer until the walleye is done (3 to 4 minutes). Season with salt and pepper.

Get Your Fish On.

Plan your next fishing and boating adventure here.

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Recommended Articles

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

Mustad

Mustad's Saltwater Jig Lineup

Russ Whisler shows OSG's Lynn Burkhead the innovative features and great color schemes in Mustad's voluminous lineup of saltwater jigs introduced at ICAST 2019.

Bait Choices from Skeet Reese

Bait Choices from Skeet Reese

Pro angler Skeet Reese is a Major League Fishing champion and a winner of the Bassmaster Classic and BASS Angler of the Year titles. Throughout his years of bass catching success, as he tells World Fishing Network personality Chad LaChance, Berkley baits like the Deal and Straight Money have played a key role in what he has accomplished out on the water.

Electric Filet Knife from Bubba Blades

Electric Filet Knife from Bubba Blades

As OSG's Lynn Burkhead looks on, Josh Neville shows off the cordless and corded versions of a new electric filet knife from Bubba Blades.

Costa and Captains for Clean Water

Costa and Captains for Clean Water

With the company's heavy involvement in initiatives like Kick the Plastic and Captains for Clean Water campaigns, Costa's Amanda Sabin tells OSG's Lynn Burkhead all about the sunglass maker's unwavering commitment to help the freshwater and saltwater environment.

See More Popular Videos

Trending Articles

Catfish are simple creatures that can be caught using the best catfish rigs. Catching them is simply a matter of putting a good bait in the right in front of them. Catfish

8 Best Catfish Rigs - When, Where and How to Use Them

In-Fisherman

Catfish are simple creatures that can be caught using the best catfish rigs. Catching them is...

Several methods are available to estimate the weight of a fish. Some use length as well as girth measurements. Biology

Walleye Length To Weight Conversion Chart

Dr. Rob Neumann - January 03, 2017

Several methods are available to estimate the weight of a fish. Some use length as well as...

It was an August evening and I was wading the flats in Brewster, MA with my cousin. Here you can Other Fish

Must-Have Striped Bass Tackle

Rick Bach - May 04, 2017

It was an August evening and I was wading the flats in Brewster, MA with my cousin. Here you...

Now more than ever, understanding each category's strong suits is critical to choosing a powerplant that best fits your personal needs and preferences. Boats & Motors

2- Vs. 4-Cycle Outboard Motors

Dan Johnson - April 16, 2018

Now more than ever, understanding each category's strong suits is critical to choosing a...

See More Trending Articles

More Fish Recipes

This catfish recipe is covered in a savory almond-garlic sauce. Fish Recipes

Catfish Amandine Recipe

In-Fisherman Online Staff

This catfish recipe is covered in a savory almond-garlic sauce.

Simple and quick to make – this Crappie with French Herb Butter Recipe is an easy way to get dinner on the table. Fish Recipes

Crappie with French Herb Butter Recipe

Jenny Nguyen-Wheatley

Simple and quick to make – this Crappie with French Herb Butter Recipe is an easy way to get...

One of the more infamous shore lunch recipes. Fish Recipes

Hot and Sassy Catfish Jambalaya Recipe

Doug Stange - April 16, 2020

One of the more infamous shore lunch recipes.

A classic dish of buttery, beer-battered fillets that will leave your taste buds satisfied. Fish Recipes

Beer-Battered Northern Pike Recipe

Steve Quinn

A classic dish of buttery, beer-battered fillets that will leave your taste buds satisfied.

See More Fish Recipes

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Digital Now Included!

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Get Digital Access.

All In-Fisherman subscribers now have digital access to their magazine content. This means you have the option to read your magazine on most popular phones and tablets.

To get started, click the link below to visit mymagnow.com and learn how to access your digital magazine.

Get Digital Access

Not a Subscriber?
Subscribe Now