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Seafood Chowder
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr
Grab your favorite bowl and help yourself to a few ladles of thick, rich, creamy Seafood Chowder to warm your heart and belly with an almost decadent combination of red potatoes, celery, shrimp, lobster, fish, scallops, crab, clams, and oysters.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chowder, Seafood
Servings: 8 People
Author: Heidy L. McCallum
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 medium onions roughly diced
  • 4 stalks of green celery sliced
  • 6 cups shrimp or fish stock
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 6 to 8 sprigs fresh dill chopped
  • A pinch of tarragon
  • 2 dried bay leaves
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • freshly ground black peppercorns to taste
  • 8 small red potatoes skin on, cut into 1×1 inch pieces
  • 3 pounds of seafood mix shrimp, lobster, fish, scallops, crab, clams, oysters
  • 1 and 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • chopped fresh flat leaf parsley
  1. In a large stockpot, melt butter over medium heat; sauté celery and onion about 4 minutes. Add 6 cups of fish stock or shrimp stock, lemon juice, chopped dill, a pinch of tarragon, bay leaves, kosher salt and freshly ground peppercorns to taste. Next, add red potatoes and cook for about 20 minutes.
  2. Add your choice of a seafood a mix such as shrimp, lobster, fish scallops, crab, clams, oysters whatever you desire. Be sure not to overcook seafood as it cooks very fast about 5-7 minutes in simmering soup will be more than enough to thoroughly cook most seafood.
  3. Completely remove from heat and let set on a heat resistant area for about 8-10 minutes while the Seafood Chowder slightly cools.
  4. Once 8-10 minutes have passed slowly add heavy cream little at a time and any additional salt and pepper you may desire.
  5. Place in desired serving bowls and garnish with fresh parsley.
Recipe Notes
  1. You can easily make homemade shrimp or fish stock and there are several great recipes on the net, however, in a pinch most local grocers also sell it.

  2. If you are unable to purchase fresh seafood you may also substitute quality frozen seafood, be sure to look if it’s raw or cooked to adjust time as not to under or overcook.

  3. Heavy cream may also be substituted with half and the half, you may need to use a thickener to make Chowder desired thickness.