Delicious Manhattan Seafood Chowder

"Great for a cold winter day. One of my favorite chowders. This is my adaptation of a recipe from "Better Homes New Cook Book""
Delicious Manhattan Seafood Chowder created by Bergy
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  • Cut crab and fish fillet into bite-sized pieces.
  • Spray a large soup pot with nonstick cooking spray add the oil.
  • Add bacon, celery and onion; cook until bacon is browned and onions are tender; over med-low heat.
  • Add chicken broth, juice from the clams, bottled clam juice, potatoes, carrots, tomatoes and pepper.
  • Cover; and simmer about 35 minutes or until potatoes are cooked.
  • Add clams, shrimp, crab and fish fillet.
  • Heat until fish is cooked about 3 minutes, add cornstarch to water and blend well, stir into chowder; cook and stir to thicken.
  • You may need to add additional cornstarch and water to get the desired thickness.
  • Serve.
  • Use your favorite combination of fish, mussels ect. Try to keep the total weight of seafood to 1 lb.
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  1. jmswannabe
    Being more of a Manhattan type Chowder guy I was looking for a "red" recipe and found a very good one here! I've made this twice now with some minor changes, mostly with different types of seafood including Salmon and Scallops. I think just about any type of seafood would work just fine so I recommend adding what you like. I added a tablespoon of Worcestshire and hot sauce for an added kick. This is definitely a keeper!
  2. talk2sabby2
    This is te best seafood chowder that I have ever made or tasted. My family loved it and it will be on our short list of favourites from now on. Great recipe.
  3. Nancygirl
    This is a MUST keep recipe! I tripled this for a beach party we went to, I had fresh blackfish, added a can of whole baby clams and a bag of frozen mixed seafood that was mussels, shrimp, and squid, both tentacles and rings I omited the imitation crab due to personal preference. I heated it up with chopped jalepenos added in with the celery and onion along with some cayenne. I also subbed turnip for the potato which lots of people mentioned they loved in there. The broth was amazing and clean tasting for the lack of a bunch of fat and salt , had grilled ciabatta bread for dipping. Great soup!
  4. lovesgoodfood
    OMG this was a wonderful template for me to create something DEICIOUS! Some of the ingredients I didn't have on hand. I had regular hickory bacon, used diced tomatoes with green chilies, added 1 c ketchup, 1/2 c white wine, increased the water to 6c (I love soup), and used 1.5 lbs seasfood variety. I also added 3 packets of splenda. It was awesome. I also addred 6 chicken boullion (no chick broth onhand)mexican spices, cajun blend seasoning, oregano, and garlic..all to taste.
  5. Lacer
    I also used the seafood variety pack consisting of shrimp, imitation crab, octopus, and squid. This was a very tasty! Thanks Sassy!

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