baby clams, canned and drained
shrimp, cooked, peeled and deveined
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Melt butter in a saucepan.
Add onion, celery, potatoes and fennel.
Cook gently 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
Blend in flour and cook 1 minute.
Stir in paprika and stock and bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
Cover, reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Stir in clams, shrimp, bell pepper and corn. Simmer 5 minutes.
Stir in half and half, salt and pepper.
Garnish with dill sprig, if desired, and serve hot.