Creamy Seafood Chowder


🌊 A gentle sea breeze carries whispers of adventure as it dances through quaint coastal villages, and in the heart of this maritime tapestry lies a culinary masterpiece – Creamy Seafood Chowder. A velvety ode to the ocean, this chowder is a symphony of delicate flavors, a blend of tender seafood embraced by the warmth of creamy broth. As the waves serenade the shore, let your taste buds embark on a journey that captures the essence of the sea.


🍽️ For the Chowder:

  • 1 cup shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup bay scallops
  • 1 cup white fish fillets, cubed
  • 1/2 cup onions, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery, diced
  • 1/2 cup carrots, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 cups potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 4 cups fish or seafood broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish

🥦 For the Keto Option:

  • To make this chowder keto-friendly, substitute potatoes with cauliflower florets and use a low-carb thickening agent like xanthan gum.

Step by Step Instructions

👨‍🍳 1. Sautéing the Aromatics:

  • In a large pot, melt the butter over medium heat.
  • Add the chopped onions, diced celery, and sliced carrots. Sauté until the vegetables are tender and fragrant.

👨‍🍳 2. Building the Base:

  • Sprinkle the flour over the sautéed vegetables. Cook, stirring constantly, for a few minutes to eliminate the raw taste of the flour.
  • Slowly pour in the fish or seafood broth while continuing to stir. This forms the luscious base of your chowder.

👨‍🍳 3. Simmering Perfection:

  • Toss in the minced garlic, bay leaf, and fresh thyme. Season with salt and pepper. Let the broth gently simmer for about 15 minutes, allowing the flavors to intermingle.

👨‍🍳 4. Creamy Embrace:

  • Pour in the heavy cream, stirring as you do. This transforms the broth into a creamy haven.
  • Gently introduce the diced potatoes, a hearty contribution to the chowder’s body. Let everything simmer until the potatoes are tender.

👨‍🍳 5. The Sea’s Bounty:

  • It’s time for the seafood ensemble. Add the shrimp, bay scallops, and cubed white fish fillets. Their colors meld with the chowder, and their flavors dance in harmony.

👨‍🍳 6. Culmination of Flavors:

  • Allow the seafood to poach gently in the chowder for about 5-7 minutes. Be cautious not to overcook; the seafood’s tenderness is to be cherished.

👨‍🍳 7. Garnishing Grace:

  • Ladle the chowder into bowls, each a canvas for your culinary creation.
  • Sprinkle freshly chopped parsley on top – a burst of color and a hint of freshness.


✨ And there you have it – a Creamy Seafood Chowder that encapsulates the essence of the ocean in every spoonful. The delicate seafood, the creamy broth, and the symphony of aromatics come together to create a medley that sings of the sea’s embrace. Whether by the shore or in the heart of the city, this chowder transports you to the tranquil embrace of coastal serenity.

The Keto Diet Connection

🥑 Embracing the keto lifestyle? Modify this chowder by replacing the starchy potatoes with cauliflower florets. The low-carb chowder remains equally enchanting, offering the same rich flavors without compromising your dietary goals. The ocean’s treasures remain at your table, keto-friendly and delightful as ever.

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