I doubled the recipe, and used shrimp, crawfish, scallops, and crab meat. I made the following changes the second time I made chowder: I only used half the amount of corn, added 1 tablespoon salt, added 1 1/2 tablespoons Old Bay seasoning, added black pepper and scallops. This is now a family favorite. It was our Christmas dinner this year. Thank you for a great recipe, ending my search for the "perfect chowder."
This was a terrific chowder base. We had leftovers from a holiday fish boil & wanted a creamy soup or stew to use up the leftovers. I made the base with the all chopped vegetables, then added the milk, leaving out the creamed corn & the potatoes, as mine were already cooked. When it was thickened & creamy, I added all my leftover potatoes, corn cut from the cob, crab, shrimp & hot sauce. Awesome!
Made this tonight and it was a hit! I left out the crab meat and did add salt and Old Bay, as another rater suggested. I also ended up adding a little more chicken broth when I added the evaporated milk and creamed corn. Yummy!
Wonderful! Also added a bit of Cayenne spice for kick & seafood mix of crab meat, shrimp, and scallops. Also 1 cup heavy cream.
I'm going to give this one 5 stars. My husband thought it was a definite 5 and I thought it was a 4 - but let me explain that I'm not a fan of corn in any recipe and usually omit it but did not in this case. i was hoping for a more rich seafoody/potatoey flavor but this was almost sweet despite the triple amount of tabasco I put in. That being said, my husband would be the true judge of a recipe like this and he LOVED it! He's not a soup eater and was not crazy about this being served tonight...until he tasted it. He then proceeded to eat 3 bowls. I used 8 cloves of garlic and increase all veggie's by a tad bit. I used chicken stock rather than broth and I did not peel my potatoes (due to a serious problem in my house called the ever missing potato peeler!). The store I got my ingredients at also did not have the fat free evaporated milk so I used 2%. Very tasty...very rich. Despite being so low in fat. Gotta love these super low fat dishes that still deliver a wallop of a punch of flavor! Great job here! Made for Photo Tag - Winter Game.
Add my 5 stars to the rest, I loved this. Used a "fresh" frozen crab that I steamed and cleaned which I enjoyed doing once again. The chowder is a great tasting and comforting meal in Fall's chilly and windy weather. I Should mention that I added a seafood stuffed calamari that I cut into rings and added just before the chowder was ready. Hearty and oh so good!
Delish! I changed the amounts of the ingredients a bit -- using less potatoes and more shrimp plus changing other ingredients slightly based on what size my cans were. I also skipped the hot sauce (out of) -- we all enjoyed this very hearty chowder which made enough for a second meal for later on. Thanks for sharing!
While our daughter and her husband was visiting I served this for dinner. Everyone thought the chowder was more of a soup. I guess we are use to thick chowder. We also thought it lacked some flavor, it was on the bland side. I loved the ease of preparation and it looked great plated. Thanks for posting.
Delicious creamy chowder! DH and I thoroughly enjoyed this recipe for lunch today, although I only used shrimp in it as crab meat is so expensive. So easy to make too! Made for "TYM - Theirs Yours & Mine photo tag game (October 09)."
Excellent! We really enjoyed the blend of seafood and vegetables. The flavor was wonderful. Thanks for sharing!