Old Style Lobster Chowder

"This recipe comes from the Lunenberg Hospital Cookbook and is considered a collector's item in the Canadian Maritimes. I haven't tried it yet, but is sounds really good and looks relatively simple to make."
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  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled, small dice
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups canned lobster, drained
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 12 cup cream (recipe does not indicate butter fat content)
  • 2 -3 tablespoons butter or 2 -3 tablespoons margarine
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 14 teaspoon pepper, freshly ground


  • Combine onions and potatoes in a saucepan with water and cook until potatoes are tender.
  • Chop larger pieces of lobster into small pieces.
  • Add lobster, milk and cream to the potatoes and onions.
  • When heated through (do not allow to boil), add butter and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Serve immediately.

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  1. Thanks for sharing this recipe Gwen. You have made my dh's day. Chowder just like his mom use to make. This was a great chowder. I let it simmer for 1 hour to reduce the liquid. It was rich, creamy, with a lovely lobster flavor, the potatoes and onions melted in your mouth. It was just perfect...Kudos


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