Best Seafood Chowder Recipe
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Best Seafood Chowder Recipe

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My husband, Chad is an avid fisherman. When a family party was planned and we had to bring something, we created this recipe using fish from our freezer. The chowder got rave reviews from the relatives! -Heather Saunders Belchertown, Massachusetts
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES:32 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES: 32 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound sliced bacon, diced
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 6 cups cubed peeled potatoes
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 pound bay or sea scallops, quartered
  • 1 pound lobster meat, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 pound cod, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 pound haddock, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 4 teaspoons salt
  • 4 teaspoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 2 quarts milk
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 204 calories, 10 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 78 mg cholesterol, 585 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 18 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large soup kettle or Dutch oven, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon to paper towels; reserve drippings. Saute onions in drippings until tender. Add potatoes and water; bring to a boil. Cook for 10 minutes.
  2. Add the scallops, lobster, shrimp, cod and haddock. Cook for 10 minutes or until scallops are opaque, shrimp turn pink and fish flakes easily with a fork. Add the butter, salt, parsley and curry powder. Stir in milk and evaporated milk; heat through. Garnish with bacon. Yield: 32 servings (8 quarts).
Originally published as Seafood Chowder in Taste of Home October/November 2004, p40

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 204 calories, 10 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 78 mg cholesterol, 585 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 18 g protein.

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Mar. 23, 2014

fabulous!

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2013

As with every soup recipe, you need to tweak it to your taste. We've made this recipe every year on either New Year's Eve or New Year's Day as a treat. Everyone loves it! We even have a special soup tureen for it. It's become a family tradition.

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Reviewed Feb. 7, 2012

x out the curry it just didnt have that chowder taste..

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