Seafood Chowder Soup


Indulge in a Rich Seafood Symphony with our Quick and Creamy Chowder

When the chill of winter settles in, there’s nothing quite as comforting as a steaming bowl of creamy seafood chowder. Our family-favorite recipe, rooted in the culinary traditions of East Coast Canada, offers a delightful blend of whitefish, clams, shrimp, and scallops, creating a symphony of flavors that will warm you to the core. Join us on a journey through the aromatic realms of this indulgent Seafood Chowder, featuring a velvety texture and an abundance of delectable ingredients.

Seafood Selection and More

Selecting the right combination of seafood is crucial for the success of this chowder. While our recipe calls for a mix of sole and scallops, feel free to experiment with your favorite seafood medley. Shrimp, cod, haddock, salmon, or even lobster can be included to tailor the chowder to your taste buds.

The foundation of our chowder lies in the classic East Coast Canada style, with a thick and creamy consistency. A homemade fish stock adds an extra layer of depth to the dish, making every spoonful a celebration of seafood goodness. Don’t let the richness fool you; a significant portion of the creaminess is derived from the potatoes, ensuring a satisfying yet relatively low-calorie experience.

Adaptable and Personalized: Make it Your Own

One of the joys of making seafood chowder is its adaptability. Whether you prefer a variety of seafood or a specific combination, this chowder accommodates your choices. Make it a family tradition by adapting the recipe to suit your taste preferences.

Serving suggestions are as diverse as the chowder itself. Pair it with a rustic loaf of crusty bread, garlic-stuffed bread, or elevate the experience with Old Bay oyster crackers for an added crunch. The versatility of this Seafood Chowder makes it a staple for cozy winter evenings and special occasions alike.

Ingredients and Substitutions:

Gathering the right ingredients ensures the success of your seafood chowder. Opt for a variety of seafood, choosing from shrimp, cod, haddock, or any white fish that suits your fancy. Baking potatoes, such as russet, contribute to the thickening of the soup naturally, reducing the need for excessive cream.

Enhance the flavor by generously seasoning the chowder. Experiment with toppings like oyster crackers, crumbled bacon, chives, green onions, thyme, parsley, dill, or a hint of paprika to elevate the taste and presentation.

Top Tips for the Perfect Chowder Experience

To maintain the integrity of the seafood, be mindful of cooking times to prevent overcooking. Uniformly cutting the fish ensures even cooking, while storing leftovers in the fridge keeps the chowder fresh for 3-4 days. For those planning ahead, the chowder freezes well in an airtight container, ready to be thawed and reheated when the craving strikes.

Seafood Chowder Soup

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Bring the Seafood Symphony to Your Table in 30 Minutes


  • 2 tbsp butter

  • 2 cups chopped onion

  • 1 celery stalk, chopped

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

  • 4 cups chicken broth

  • 1 lb potatoes, peeled and diced

  • 1 can cream-style corn

  • 1/2 lb bay scallops

  • 1/2 lb small-medium size shrimp

  • 1 lb whitefish, cut into 1/2 inch cubes

  • 2 cans clams, undrained

  • 1 cup half & half

  • 1/2 tsp Old Bay seasoning

  • 1/2 tsp coarse salt, more to taste

  • 1/4 tsp white pepper

  • 1/2 cup cooked bacon, crumbled or diced, cooked pancetta (for topping; optional)


  • Heat a stockpot over medium heat. Add butter, onions, and celery. Cook for 5 minutes until softened.
  • Add flour, whisk until smooth, and cook for another minute to eliminate the raw flour taste.
  • Slowly pour in 1/2 cup of chicken broth, whisking constantly until smooth. Add potatoes, remaining chicken broth, and creamed corn. Stir well, bring to a gentle boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Add scallops, shrimp, fish, clams, and half & half. Gently stir and simmer for an additional 10 minutes.
  • Add Old Bay, salt, and pepper. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed. Ladle into bowls, top with crumbled bacon (optional), and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories: 373kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 32g
  • Protein: 32g
  • Fat: 13g
  • Cholesterol: 97mg
  • Sodium: 1379mg
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 6g

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