Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

This recipe is from Fairchilds a restaraunt inside the Silver Legacy Casino here in Reno. It is so easy and tastes wonderful. Use any combination of seafood you like...shrimp, scallops, crab, lobster, clams, mussels. We really like it with all crab and have used canned crab with great results. It's like a creamy stew or soup. Serve it with salad & garlic bread. Simple and elegant.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a saute pan melt 4 oz. of the butter over medium heat.
  2. Add white wine, paprika, celery seed, clam juice, lemon juice, worcestershire, tabasco, cocktail sauce and salt & pepper.
  3. If using clams or mussels add them now and cook until they open.
  4. Add shrimp, scallops, lobster and/or crab meat and bring to a full boil.
  5. Add heavy whipping cream and boil for 1 minute.
  6. Add last 4 oz. of butter.
  7. Garnish with chives.


Most Helpful

Great soup for a rainy, spring day. I would make the sauce a day ahead and then add the fish. I had some sauce left over and drank it the next day. WOW was it good. Used Recipe #334528 for the cocktail sauce.

adopt a greyhound May 21, 2013

I haven't tried to make this yet but I have eaten it several times at the Fairchild's oyster Bar in Reno. It's seriously the best soup I've ever had. It's the first thing I do when I go to delicious. I can't wait to try making it!

heathersb9 March 21, 2011

Very delicious! Very rich, too! A real dinner-at-home splurge! Made as directed with canned clams (came with the juice) and fresh shrimp. Garlic bread and a salad are definitely great companions to this dish. Thanks, HeidiSue! Made for Newest Zaar Tag game.

mersaydees January 25, 2010

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