• In a Dutch oven, heat butter and oil over medium heat. Add sweet potatoes, onion and garlic. Cook 10 minutes or until nearly tender. Stir in tomatoes, salsa, corn, dill and salt. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes. Add milk and return to a simmer. Add walleye, whipping cream and chopped cilantro; return to a simmer. Simmer, uncovered, 3 to 5 minutes or until walleye is opaque and flakes when tested with a fork.

  • Meanwhile, slice off the top of the bread rounds and hollow out center of bread to make a bread bowl. Place bread bowls on a baking sheet and place the top slice of the bread, cut side up, alongside of bowls. Sprinkle tops with cheddar. Bake 3 to 5 minutes to warm bowls and melt the cheese.

  • Ladle chowder into bowls. Swirl sour cream into the top of the soup and garnish with additional cilantro sprigs. Serve with cheddar bread tops.

Nutrition Facts

996 calories; 33 g total fat; 221 mg cholesterol; 2246 mg sodium. 119 g carbohydrates; 56 g protein;