You'll appreciate every spoonful of this easy bacon-spiked stew, stirred up in the microwave.
Place bacon and onion in a 2-quart microwave-safe dish with a lid. Microwave on high, uncovered, until bacon is crisp, 6 to 8 minutes. Stir in bell pepper, celery, and potato; season with salt and pepper. Cover, and microwave on high until celery is crisp-tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Add tomatoes (with their juice) and clam juice; cover, and microwave until liquid is hot, 2 to 3 minutes.
Season fish with salt and pepper; place in dish on top of vegetables. Cover, and microwave on high until fish is almost cooked through, about 4 minutes. Let stand, covered, 5 minutes to finish cooking. Flake fish with a fork, and add parsley; stir to combine chowder.
We made this chowder with cod fillets, but it would also taste great with tilapia. Let it rest for five minutes after microwaving to ensure the fish is completely cooked.