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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!

blue bowl filled with fish and shrimp chowder with a rose napkin

     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!

Yield: 12 Servings

K.C.'s Fish and Shrimp Chowder

bowl of seafood chowder with lacy napkin.

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!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 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


  1. Cook bacon in a large soup pot until crisp. Remove bacon from pan and once cooled chop into small pieces.
  2. Add butter, bay leaves, thyme and onion to the pot and cook until the onions are soft.
  3. Add potatoes and fish stock. Bring to a boil for 12 minutes then reduce the heat and add the fish and shrimp. Simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and let sit for 10 minutes.
  4. Stir in cream and chopped bacon. Adjust salt and pepper to your taste.
  5. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 538Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 278mgSodium: 1064mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 43g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

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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!

Thanks for sharing!

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!


Tuesday 17th of January 2017

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


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!


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.

Megan Chamberlin

Friday 13th of January 2017

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


Saturday 14th of January 2017

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


Thursday 12th of January 2017

Yum! This sounds amazing!

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Saturday 14th of January 2017

Thank you!


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!


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!

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