This recipe just didn't do anything for me. Husband didn't think it was any great shakes either. I followed the recipe exactly. I think the problem is that we just aren't crazy about this kind of dish. Defintely WON'T make this again. For folks who like fish stews, though, this might just be your thing.
Made with Hake and shrimp, as I had them already. Could not find fresh tarragon, so used dried. Also added some additional broth to thin out as others suggested. It was delicious. Next time I will add some chopped clams.
Awesome recipe! Used parsley instead of fennel since that is what I had on hand, and I used 8 ounces of broth instead of both jars of clam juice. Turned out great served with good wine and fresh bread. Keeper!:)
Delicious.I have made many fish chowders and soups and this one is definitely among the best. I made the broth several hours before serving, simply because it was convenient, and was glad I had as the vegetables took considerably longer to get tender. I kept a box of chicken broth next to the stove and added it as needed. Letting the broth sit for awhile prior to adding the fish blended the flavors. Do not skimp on the fresh thyme and tarragon. They added a really nice touch. Like others, I also added a pinch of red pepper to add a little spice.
This is a good base recipe, however the broth was not as flavorful as expected. I added some red pepper to kick it up a notch but in general the soup lacks depth of flavor. I would also recommend adding more wine or stock to increase the amount of broth. I will try it again but with additional tweaks.
A nice bouquet of flavors. My wife really enjoyed this, I felt it could use more broth. I used Cod instead of Halibut, because it was available. Served with corn bread and fresh fruit for dessert.
This dish is wonderful. I have cooked it several times-especially good with nice dry crusty bread.
Delicious. Everything was done as the recipe stated except I only bought one jar of clam juice and substituted 8 oz of vegetable broth for the second jar instead. Used cod instead of Halibut. Rave reviews from all, and in my opinion, much better the next day. Served with salad and bread.
Wonderful and flavorful recipe. Used sole for halibut and lobster for the scallops (left over from the CL lobster chowder recipe) and it was delicious. As always, I added 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes for interest and a little heat. The crunchiness of the fennel bulb was a nice texture surprise and very good.
So flavorful and easy. I would gladly serve for a special occasion. Halibut was not available, so I used red snapper. A bowl of the soup and a piece of bread for soaking up the liquid is all we needed for a great dinner.
Very tasty. I had to add 2 cups of water in order to get the broth consistency that appears in the photo.