Rich Seafood Chowder
Total TimePrep: 30 min. Cook: 25 min.
Makes8 servings (2 quarts)
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 celery rib, chopped
- 1 medium carrot, shredded
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup 2% milk
- 3 cups seafood stock
- 1 medium potato, peeled and diced
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 pound uncooked shrimp (41-50 per pound), peeled and deveined
- 2 cans (6-1/2 ounces each) chopped clams, drained
- 2 cans (6 ounces each) lump crabmeat, drained
- 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
- Minced fresh parsley
- In a Dutch oven, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add onion, celery and carrot; cook and stir until crisp-tender, 2-3 minutes. Stir in flour until blended; gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes.
- Add stock, potatoes, Worcestershire, salt and pepper; return to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until potatoes are tender, 10-15 minutes.
- Add the shrimp, clams, crab and cream cheese; cook and stir until shrimp turn pink and and cheese is melted, 4-5 minutes. Garnish with parsley.
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Nutrition Facts1 cup: 272 calories, 15g fat (8g saturated fat), 164mg cholesterol, 1076mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 24g protein.
Dec 17, 2019
Can this soup be frozen? It looks wonderful, I plan on making it.
Dec 16, 2019
I made this recipe last week for my husband and myself. What can I say, IT WAS INCREDIBLE! I have never made a chowder or creamy soup in all 52 years we have been married. The recipe is very easy to follow and really doesn't take long to make. I didn't have an onion, so I used a teaspoon or so of onion powder. I bet you can't tell the difference. I can always tell when a new recipe is a hit when my husband tells me that I can make it again. Thanks for sharing.
Apr 23, 2019
A really good chowder. Except for using neufchatel instead of cream cheese, I made it exactly as stated. I think as a clam chowder it would be as good. Just omit the crab and shrimp and double the clams.
Mar 6, 2019
This chowder was more delicious than I anticipated! I don't normally use canned ingredients but thought I would give this chowder a try and was pleasantly surprised. The recipe came together quickly and my husband LOVED it. He said "this recipe is definitely a keeper". I made a half recipe for the two of us and it was perfect. I would suggest that if you are in a hurry or don't have a potato, you could use instant mashed potato flakes-just add more water or stock. When my potatoe was done I used a fork and mashed it against the side of the pan for a creamier consistency.
Jan 10, 2019
Excellent. I didn't drain the clams, extra flavour.