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!
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.
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!