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Classic Seafood Chowder

  • Author: Adapted from Dairy Farmers of Canada
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 bowls 1x
  • Category: Soup


This velvety chowder with classic flavour is ready to customize with your favourite fish or seafood – I used mussels and shrimp! Simple, quick and soooo tasty.



1 tbsp butter
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1 bay leaf
1 tsp dried dill
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 large Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and diced
2 cups water or fish stock
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
3 cups milk
1 cup raw shrimp
1 cup frozen mussel meat, thawed
Crackers, crumbled


In a large pot, melt butter over medium heat; sauté celery, onion, bay leaf, dill, salt and pepper for about 5 min or until onions start to brown. Stir in potatoes; sauté for 2 min.

Increase heat to medium-high; stir in water and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to medium and boil for about 5 min or until potatoes are almost tender.

Whisk flour into milk and stir into pot; bring to a simmer, stirring often. Stir in fish or seafood; simmer, stirring often for 5 min or until fish is opaque and flakes easily with a fork or seafood is hot. Discard bay leaf. Stir in lemon juice and season to taste with salt and pepper.

Ladle into bowls and top each serving with crumbled crackers.

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