I loved this! I had some fresh frozen cilantro, and I threw it in the soup instead of serving it with individual bowls. The cilantro and the hot sauce make the meal. I skipped the sour cream because I didn't think it needed any. THANK YOU!
This is a very good, colorful and nutritious chowder recipe and was easy to cut in half for the two of us. I used half chicken and half vegetable broth, which was what was on hand. I did forget the bay leaf, though, and it was still good. I added 1/2 t. liquid smoke and served it with additional hot sauce (for me; my husband liked it just as it was.) The recipe goes into my permanent soup file.
My family and I loved this. I will keep it as a permanent recipe and make it again and again. I added turmeric and left out the red pepper and sour cream. Thanks for a great recipe!