Recipes, memories and random thoughts from my kitchen
Monday, May 21, 2007
A delicious seafood chowder
I've made this recipe a couple of times now, and we really, really like it a lot. Hope others enjoy trying this as well!
GOLDEN SEAFOOD CHOWDER
1 small onion, chopped 1 Tblsp. canola or olive oil 2 cups chicken broth 2 to 3 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed 2 celery ribs, thinly sliced 2 medium carrots, chopped 1/4 cup Clamato® juice 1/4 tsp. lemon-pepper seasoning (or use more to taste) 1 cup frozen salad shrimp 2 cups milk 1/4 cup flour 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1 can crabmeat, drained and flaked (I used about 4 ounces imitation crabmeat, flaked)
In a Dutch oven or large soup pot, saute´the onion in the oil until tender. Stir in the broth, potatoes, celery, carrots, Clamato® juice and lemon-pepper. Bring to a boil; cover and simmer about 20 minutes, or until vegetables are tender. Stir in the salad shrimp.
In a jar or plastic shaker, shake the milk and flour together until smooth. Stir into soup. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until soup is thickened. Add the cheese and crab; cook and stir until cheese is melted.
Yield: 4 to 6 servings.
What a delicious chowder this is, and so quick to make. I found the recipe in Taste of Home magazine, but I’ve adapted it quite a bit to reduce the fat.
I live in scenic northern New England with my handsome husband. We're empty-nesters with a bunch of adorable grandchildren. We love (tent) camping and traveling, but don't get away as often as we'd like to.