I was asked to make a seafood chowder as the appetizer for a meal. This is the recipe I pulled together and it was a hit! Several of the participants offered to take care of the leftovers! I poured the remaining soup into a glass jar and left it for them to sort out. Secretly " I " wanted to take it home! You can add whatever seafood you like such as clams, mussels, scampi, crawfish, crab, etc. Clams and mussels look amazing if cooked in the shell. If you are cutting the recipe in half, or want to reduce the cost, you may wish to increase the potato, use more fish and buy a frozen seafood mix rather than buying each seafood individually. Our family likes a thick soup but if you prefer something a little lighter, you can thin the soup out with milk or cream. Diet food this is not!