Wholesome Fish Chowder
1 lb tilapia fillet (I used 4 frozen fillets)
1 lb yellow potatoes
12 oz carrots
1 small bunch of fresh cilantro
1/2 cup white onion, chopped
4 cups chicken broth
4 cups water
olive oil, salt and pepper
2 tsps Old Bay Seasoning
Preheat oven to 350°F. Thaw fish and pat dry with a paper towel. Brush fish with olive oil. Sprinkle a dash of salt and pepper on each fillet.
Lay prepared fish fillets in a baking dish without overlap. Bake for 14 minutes.
While fish is baking, add chicken broth and water in a large sauce pan and bring to a rapid boil.
Peel and chop up carrots and potatoes. Place them in the boiling broth, then reduce heat to medium-high. Cover to cook for 15 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
Transfer vegetables and just enough broth into a blender, add cilantro and onion, and blend for 10 seconds or until smooth. Now you've made a wholesome chowder base.
Return chowder base into the same sauce pan.
Use a fork to break cooked fish into small pieces and transfer fish pieces into the chowder base.
Add Old Bay Seasoning and stir well. Simmer for 5 more minutes over medium heat.
Serve with a squeeze of lemon juice.