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K.C.’s Fish and Shrimp Chowder

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If you like a good seafood chowder, this one is sure to become your favorite. It is creamy, warming and comforting. Perfect for a fancy dinner or just because!

Bowl of creamy seafood chowder with shrimp and fish, ready to eat.

This chowder is like heaven in a bowl. It is creamy and delicious with big pieces of tender seafood.

You don’t have to hunt for the fish or shrimp, you know it’s there. The flavors work so well together and it is a must make soup for sure!

When my family got together for Christmas, we did what we tend to do while gathering for the holiday… talked about what we were going to make for New Year’s Eve!  

I mean, isn’t that what your family does when they get together too?

We are always planning out what we are going to eat the next time.  There was a stretch last fall where the menu was planned out at least 5 weeks in advance.

Normally we don’t take it quite that far, but for an event like New Year’s Eve we have to get the ball rolling!

My brother K.C. was pondering another crab fest.  He hosted us for one a while back that was a hit and seafood seems to be our New Year’s Eve thing.

We have had seafood feasts a few years running with a slight break in tradition for our prime rib extravaganza last year!

As we were discussing how much crab would be the right amount, Chloe chimed in with you should really make that seafood chowder.  We all quickly agreed.

You know it has to be good when it takes our mind off of crab legs!

bowl of seafood chowder with lacy napkin.

K.C. made us this fish and shrimp chowder a few months back and it was delicious.  So, we knew we were in for a treat.

My mom said she’d made a pot of soup for the non-seafood eaters.  (I know, I don’t get it either!)

I volunteered to make dessert, roasted shrimp and a hot dip or two.  And just like that New Year’s Eve was planned.

Bowl of creamy seafood chowder with a couple of shrimp on top.

This soup is definitely special enough to make for a nice holiday or dinner guests.  It is also easy enough to pull off on a weeknight if you feel like treating yourself to a warm bowl of seafood love.  

No matter the occasion, it is sure to be a new favorite!

Bowl of creamy seafood chowder with shrimp and fish, ready to eat.

K.C.’s Fish and Shrimp Chowder

Carlee
If you like a good seafood chowder, this one is sure to become your favorite. It is creamy, warming and comforting. Perfect for a fancy dinner or just because!
5 from 2 ratings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 12 Servings
Calories 538 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 4 slices bacon
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 3 small onions diced
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped thyme
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 3 pounds yukon gold potatoes cubed
  • 6 cups fish stock
  • 2 lbs cod cut into large chunks
  • 2 lbs raw peeled shrimp
  • 3 cups cream

Instructions
 

  • Cook bacon in a large soup pot until crisp. Remove bacon from pan and allow to cool. Chop in small pieces and set aside.
    4 slices bacon
  • Add butter, bay leaves, thyme and onion to the pot and cook until the onions are soft.
    2 Tablespoons butter, 3 small onions, 3 bay leaves, 1 Tablespoon chopped thyme
  • Add potatoes and fish stock. Bring to a boil for 12 minutes.
    3 pounds yukon gold potatoes, 6 cups fish stock
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low and add the fish and shrimp. Simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and let sit for 10 minutes.
    2 lbs cod, 2 lbs raw peeled shrimp
  • Stir in cream and chopped bacon. Adjust salt and pepper to your taste.
    3 cups cream
  • Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 538kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 43gFat: 28gSaturated Fat: 16gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 278mgSodium: 1064mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4g
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Jessica Jarrell

Tuesday 17th of January 2017

I have a whole family of people who don't eat seafood. I don't get it! I'd eat seafood everyday if I could! 😁 Looks delicious Carlee!

Carlee

Tuesday 17th of January 2017

What?!? No Seafood? The shame of it all!

Unknown

Saturday 14th of January 2017

We are huge Seafood lovers. And this soup sounds perfect. Delicious and filling. Definitely going to add this to our menu rotation, it sounds so good. In fact my stomach is growling now!

Carlee

Sunday 15th of January 2017

We are too and this is one of my absolute favorite ways to have it in the winter. It is special and approachable all at the same time.

Carlee

Saturday 14th of January 2017

Thank you!

Megan Chamberlin

Friday 13th of January 2017

Mmmm, love a good seafood chowder! Thank you for sharing at Merry Monday!

Carlee

Saturday 14th of January 2017

Me too and this is a definite favorite! Thank you!

Shirley

Wednesday 11th of January 2017

Your soup sounds scrumptious. Our family is like yours, planning our meals! Love it! So glad you party with us at Merry Monday. Happy New Year!

Carlee

Saturday 14th of January 2017

It definitely helps build the excitement (and make sure there is something everyone likes) when a big meal is coming if the whole group is involved in planning it!