Gordon Ramsay's cod and tomato chowder recipe

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A chunky cod and tomato chowder is a great lunch option if you are watching your weight. Gordon Ramsay's recipe is packed full of flavour

Gordon Ramsay's cod and tomato chowder
  • healthy
Total Time30 mins

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has created this delicious chunky cod and tomato chowder.

The chowder is a perfect lunch option if you're watching your weight but dont' want to have hunger pains and cravings all afternoon. The added vitamins and nutrients in the cod make this traditional vegetable soup so hearty and warming!

Packed full of flavour, we could eat this again and again.


  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 medium onions, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2 celery sticks, trimmed and roughly chopped
  • sea salt and black pepper
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2 large waxy potatoes, about 400g, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 yellow pepper, cored, deseeded and  roughly chopped
  • few thyme sprigs
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 900ml fish or chicken stock
  • 150g green beans, cut into short lengths
  • 2 courgettes, roughly chopped
  • few dashes of Tabasco sauce (optional)
  • 600g cod fillets, skinned and pin-boned
  • bunch of flat leaf parsley, roughly chopped




  1. Heat the olive oil in a heavy-based pan. Add the onions, celery and some seasoning, and cook, stirring, over a medium heat for 6–8 minutes to soften. Add the carrots, potatoes, yellow pepper and herbs, and sauté for 5 minutes until the vegetables are lightly golden.
  2. Add the tomatoes to the pan and pour in the stock. Cover and simmer for about 7–9 minutes until the vegetables are tender. Now tip in the green beans and courgettes, give the mixture a stir and simmer for another 3 minutes. Check the seasoning, adding a few dashes of Tabasco to spice up the chowder if you like.
  3. Lightly season the cod fillets and lay them on the vegetables in the pan. Cover the pan again and simmer for 3–4 minutes until the fish is opaque and just cooked through.
  4. Using a spoon, gently break the fish into large flakes. Ladle the hot soup into warm bowls and scatter a handful of chopped parsley over each serving.
Gordon Ramsay
Celebrity chef

Gordon Ramsay is a celebrity multi-Michelin starred chef. Born who in Scotland, he has restaurants all over the world including the UK, France, Singapore, Hong Kong and the United States. He’s a proud father-of-five and many of his recipes are particularly suited to if you’re entertaining for your family or a group of friends. He trained with some of the world’s most renowned chefs including Albert Roux, Marco Pierre White and Guy Savoy and opened his first restaurant, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, in 1998.