Michael Smith's Favourite Maritime Seafood Chowder

Michael Smith's Favourite Maritime Seafood Chowder and Tattie Scones IMAGE Image by: Michael Smith's Favourite Maritime Seafood Chowder and Tattie Scones IMAGE Author: Canadian Living

Michael Smith, P.E.I.'s culinary ambassador, shared his favourite chowder recipe with us. Made with easy to find ingredients and fresh Maritime seafood, it's sure to become a favourite in your home too. The chowder can be made a day or two in advance and reheated to serve. In fact, the chowder actually benefits from a night in the refrigerator: The extra time allows the flavours to really come together.

  • Portion size 8 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: April 2012

Ingredients

  • 2 cans whole baby clams
  • 8 bacon chopped
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 ribs celery diced
  • 1 cup grated peeled baking potato
  • 1 cup whipping cream (35%)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 1 lb fresh fish chopped (such as whitefish, halibut, cod or lobster)
  • 1 lb shellfish chopped (such as whitefish, halibut, cod or lobster)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Method

Reserving juice, drain clams. Set aside.

In Dutch oven, cook bacon, stirring occasionally, over medium heat until crisp, about 5 minutes. Drain all but 1 tbsp fat from pan. Add onion, celery and 1 tbsp water; cook, stirring, until softened, about 5 minutes.

Stir in potato, cream, milk, wine, reserved clam juice, bay leaves and thyme; simmer until potato is softened and liquid is slightly thickened, about 15 minutes.

Stir in clams, evaporated milk, fish and parsley; simmer until fish is cooked through, 5 to 7 minutes.

Stir in salt and pepper. Discard bay leaves.

Nutritional facts Per each of 8 servings: about

  • Fibre 1 g
  • Sodium 370 mg
  • Sugars 8 g
  • Protein 27 g
  • Calories 734.0
  • Total fat 23 g
  • Potassium 742 mg
  • Cholesterol 118 mg
  • Saturated fat 11 g
  • Total carbohydrate 14 g

%RDI

  • Iron 66.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 10.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 22.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 23.0
  • Vitamin C 25.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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