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Hearty New England Seafood Chowder Recipe

Hearty New England Seafood Chowder Recipe

We find many ways to prepare the abundance of fresh seafood available in our area, and this "fish chowdy" is a hearty favorite. Featuring a flavorful combination of haddock, shrimp and scallops, the chowder is great to serve to a group.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 1 hour YIELD:15 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 pounds haddock fillets, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  • 1/4 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 pound bay scallops
  • 4 bacon strips, diced
  • 3 medium onion, quartered and thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups diced peeled potatoes
  • 4 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • 1. Place haddock in a Dutch oven; cover with water. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes. Add the shrimp and scallops; simmer 10 minutes longer. Drain, reserving 2 cups cooking liquid; set liquid and seafood aside.
  • 2. In a soup kettle, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp; drain on paper towels. In the drippings, saute onions until tender. Stir in flour until blended. Gradually stir in reserved cooking liquid. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat. Add potatoes; cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  • 3. Add the milk, seafood, butter, parsley, salt, lemon-pepper and pepper; heat through. Sprinkle with bacon. Yield: 15 servings (3-3/4 quarts).

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 237 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 101 mg cholesterol, 531 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 29 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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