Seafood Chowder

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photograph by Melissa Placzek

“Only the pure of heart can make good soup.” ~Beethoven

~Seafood Chowder~

3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

2 celery stalks, coarsely chopped

1/2 green pepper, chopped

1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped

4 small red potatoes, 3/4 inch cubes

1 teaspoon sea salt

1 teaspoon white pepper

5 green onions + tops, coarse chopped

3 cups frozen corn, thawed

1 cup fish stock

2 cups chicken stock

1 cup dry, white wine

2 cups half and half

1 lb fresh salmon, 1/2 inch pieces

1 lb fresh shrimp, shelled-tails removed

grated zest of 1 lemon

juice of 2 lemons

3 Tablespoons butter

4 Tablespoons minced, fresh dill

Heat oil in a dutch oven. Saute celery, green pepper and parsley for 2 minutes. Add potatoes, salt and white pepper and cook 5 minutes more. Add green onions, corn, stocks, and wine. Scrape pot with a wooden spoon. Bring to boil. Reduce heat. Cover and simmer gently for 12 minutes, or until potatoes are just tender. Add half and half. Allow to simmer gently, uncovered for 3 minutes. Stir in salmon, shrimp and lemon zest. Simmer gently until seafood is cooked through. (about 4 minutes.) Add lemon juice, butter and salt and pepper to taste. Top with fresh, chopped dill before serving.



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  13 comments for “Seafood Chowder

  1. Sandy
    February 8, 2011 at 9:52 am

    I had recipes of somewhat the same ingredients in two published cookbooks…I LOVE seafood…

  2. admin
    February 8, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    This is a really great soup recipe I adapted from one I found on Epicurious.

  3. Kimber Dunn
    February 8, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    SUPER DUPER YUMMMMMMM!!!! Chowders are my favorite soups.

  4. admin
    February 8, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    Enjoy Kimber!

  5. January 6, 2012 at 9:31 am

    Wow does this look fantastic. I know my family would love this one (Tammie). Thanks for sharing it. Stop by. We have a terrific vegetable soup recipe to share.

    • Melissa
      January 6, 2012 at 9:40 am

      enjoy! I’ll be right over to take a look at the veggie soup recipe! thanks!

  6. January 6, 2012 at 10:14 am

    I have been looking for a Seafood Chowder recipe!! Yay!!

    • Melissa
      January 6, 2012 at 10:17 am

      You’re going to love this. SO easy and very yummy ๐Ÿ™‚ enjoy my sweet Michaela, and thanks so much for stopping by!

  7. Alison Arsenault
    September 15, 2012 at 11:23 am

    Anything homemade with love is the best.

    • Melissa
      September 15, 2012 at 5:08 pm

      That is definitely true Alison ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. October 19, 2012 at 5:54 am

    Good morning Melissa~I have featured this recipe on my blog today for my weekly seafood round-up and have linked this recipe to your original post so that my readers will be forwarded to your site. Thank you for allowing me to share! Here is the link:

    • Melissa
      October 21, 2012 at 5:12 pm

      Thanks for sharing Carrie! ๐Ÿ™‚

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