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Wild Cod Chowder (Whole 30 And Low-Carb)

 Wild cod chowder is super fast to make and delicious! And it's gluten-free, dairy-free, low-carb, and Whole 30 compliant. 😊
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword cod chowder with bacon, cod chowder with coconut milk, cod chowder without cream, fish chowder recipe, gluten free seafood chowder, high protein low carb soup recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 352kcal


  • 8 ounces of no nitrate bacon cooked and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • cups of leeks sliced
  • 2 carrots peeled and sliced (optional)
  • 3 cups of gluten free chicken stock homemade or store bought
  • 1 13.5 ounce can of organic coconut milk
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground coriander
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ¼ teaspoon of white pepper
  • 12 ounces of wild cod fillets cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 scallion thinly sliced as garnish
  • cayenne pepper optional


  • Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a large pot. Add leeks and sauté until tender, about 5 minutes. Then add garlic and carrots (optional) and cook another 3 minutes.
  • Pour in chicken stock, coconut milk, and season with turmeric, coriander, salt, pepper and bay leaf, stir and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to moderately low. Add the cod. Cook until cod is cooked through, about 8 minutes
  • Discard bay leaf.
  • Ladle into individual bowls and garnish with scallions, cooked bacon and just a pinch of cayenne pepper.


  • If you're following a low-carb way of eating, you may want to eliminate the carrots. 
  • To clean the leeks, cut off the dark green tough leaves. Next, cut a thin slice from the root and run the leeks under water to wash away all the soil from the inner layers. Finally, slice crossways up to the root end and discard the end.
  • If you're not low-carb and you're in the mood for a heartier soup, you could also add some diced up Yukon Gold potatoes at the beginning of your cooking right along with the leeks. The starch will add more body to your soup. However, you would have to cook the potatoes in your stock mixture until tender for about fifteen minutes before adding the cod.


Calories: 352kcal | Carbohydrates: 10.1g