Seafood Chowder - By Renette

14 reviews, 4.7 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 1 hour

Delicious mixture of seafood in cream base. Seafood lovers dream


1 stick Butter
1/2 cup Flour; add as required to make a roux
3 cups milk
2 can (12 oz) Chicken broth
4 Potatoes; quartered
1 medium Onion; chopped
4 slices Bacon; chopped into small pieces
2 12-oz cans Clams; drained, minced or chopped
2 12-oz cans Clams; undrained, minced or chopped
2 packages Crab
1 pound Shrimp; deveined, cut in half
Salt; to taste
Pepper; to taste
1 teaspoon Nutmeg
2 pints Heavy cream

Original recipe makes 6 Servings



Mix butter and flour to make a roux. When thoroughly blended, add milk until mixture becomes the consistency of thin gravy. Add chopped onions and uncooked cut-up pieces of bacon along with chicken broth and potatoes. Cook on medium until potatoes soft. Add clams and clam juice as well as any other seafood you want, except shrimp. Simmer until reaches the consistency you desire. May add more milk or more roux if you like. Add heavy whipping cream and seasonings. Then add shrimp. Continue to cook on medium heat until shrimp are pink throughout.

Tastes great with sourdough bread and salad.


Tastes great on a cold evenings

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Great chowder!! I had only almond milk on hand and it still came out creamy and tasty! Next time I want try sautéing the onion and bacon first, then adding the roux and everything else.
Valerie411 1m ago

Very easy and very tasty. I used a mixture of prawns, salmon and kingfish and added all the fish last as only needed a few mins to cook.
ppppaula 2y ago

Excellent recipe. Easy to tweak to suit your ingredients and preferences. I made mine with clams, salmon & shrimp. Tasty!
worldofaaron 3y ago

This was excellent! Everyone loved it & asked for the recipe! I didn't have crab so I substituted fresh salmon that I cut into small pieces and put it in when I put in the shrimp. Going out & buying crab today to make again!! Restaurant quality recipe!!!
Klechner 3y ago

Sandy711 3y ago

I was very nervous when I made this never made a soup stew or chowder but followed ur direction to the letter and it came out lovely. Just curious how I could've made it thicker
1antdog 3y ago

It's a cold Melbourne (Aust) winter so I cooked this for my Yankee partner. We had some visiting San Fran recently, & I have to say this was a pretty good match!! Being vegetarian I used fish & shrimp paste- & prawns & squid rings bloody fab!!! paste,
Montytom 3y ago

Great taste. I made one major change in that I used a fresh broth I made this morning using lobster, crab and shrimp shells instead of chicken broth. Also melted a little cheddar into it just before serving.
RKG1 4y ago

This is a great seafood dish. I used clam base (minor's) in lieu of the chicken broth. I also used 10% cream as in other recipes I have found the heavy cream too rich for my taste.
wyattj 4y ago

Yummy and easy even for a kitchen dummy like me.
Learners0 5y ago

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