Ahi Fish Chowder

Healthy and Simple Ahi Fish Chowder

For most of us, we love ahi poke  and sashimi, but when cooking for Mom or Grandma they need a little healthier toned down version.

Here is a simple and healthier dish for those with special dietary needs.

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Ahi Fish Chowder
Cuisine: Hawaiian local style
  • 1 medium round onion, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons light margarine
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 medium size potato, cut in chunks or cubed
  • 1 large stalk celery, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (2% milk-fat)
  • ¾ pound ahi, cut in chunks
  • 1 can (4 oz.) shrimp, drained
  • 2 cups milk (2%) or skim milk
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  1. In a 3-quart pot, add margarine and cook onions on medium heat until tender; stir frequently. Next add flour and mix well. Slowly add 2 cups water and stir until blended well.
  2. Add potatoes, celery and seasonings to onions and stir. Bring to a boil and lower to medium low. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender.
  3. Next, add shredded cheddar cheese and stir until melted. Add ahi chunks, shrimp, and milk; simmer until ahi is cooked through; stir occasionally.
  4. Season to taste.
You can also use fresh shrimp for more flavor.

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