Richard's Seafood Chowder Recipe -
Richard's Seafood Chowder Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Richard's Seafood Chowder

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"A rich tasting seafood chowder that can be served as a main dish, with a green salad and hot bread."

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Original recipe makes 6 -8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    55 mins


  1. In a large stockpot over medium heat, saute onion in oil and sherry, until soft. Add carrots, celery, and potato and saute 2 minutes. Add clam juice and cover. Simmer until potatoes are soft (about 15 minutes).
  2. Puree half of the mixture in a blender until smooth, then return to stock pot.
  3. Add tomato paste, cayenne, milk, half and half, shrimp, and scallops. Bring to boil, lower heat to simmer, and cook for 5 minutes. Taste for seasoning and add salt and pepper, if desired.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 08, 2003

EXCELLENT Chowder!! I have made this twice so far. I did cut the liquid back by about half, maybe a little less. Served at a dinner party for 8 people as a first course & everyone raved.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 06, 2005

Wow- I was VERY disappointed with this recipe. First of all, since the vegetables (including the potatoes) were "minced" it really lacked the chunky vegetables usually associated with a chowder. Secondly, there was very little flavor, even though I added additional clam juice, cayenne pepper, and salt & pepper. The broth also seemed to seperate, making a very odd consistency. My husband, who found & was looking forward to the recipe, ordered a pizza.

Jan 05, 2004

This is an excellent recipe. Also is an excellent base for fish chowder. Add your own favorite seafoods for variation.

Mar 26, 2003

This is an outstanding chowder, better than most restaurants can dream up, for sure! The Sherry adds a touch of class, and it's a breeze to cook up on short notice. I used whole cream and skim milk, as that's what I had on hand, and in the future I intend to add some haddock or cod to add a bit more seafood to the mix. This is a can't miss recipe for those who love a good, rich seafood chowder!

Mar 28, 2003

Be prepared to freeze this soup or eat it for a few days. My 13 month old loves it with crackers crumbled in it(seafood picked out,of course). We're a family of three; mommy, daddy, and baby. Just to give you idea of how much it will feed...for a few days!! Very tasty,perfect for cold weather.

Apr 23, 2003

I did not find this recipe very good. I had to add chicken boullion to give it some taste. Way too much liquid also. I wont make this again.

May 18, 2009

This was wonderful. Any fish or seafood will work. Even the kids enjoyed this.

Sep 20, 2008

One of my favorites. I have made this chowder many times. There are usually no left overs.


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  • Calories
  • 360 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 30.7 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 170 mg
  • 57%
  • Fat
  • 12.8 g
  • 20%
  • Fiber
  • 2.1 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 26.5 g
  • 53%
  • Sodium
  • 827 mg
  • 33%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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