Lack of better name for it and What more would you want in it. This recipe was originally from The Dredge Boat Stew recipe (Maryland) Changed to add thicker more like chowder. it was originally thickened with mashing of the potatoes. The dredge boats were of very hearty recipes they needed the food to be filling and stick with the men on dredge boats. This recipe can be used with any kind of seafood or just one kind as it was just Oysters.
In large sauce pan fry Bacon, reserving some drippings; set aside the Bacon cool to touch. Saute Onion in Bacon drippings; add potatoes and brown for just a couple minutes add water and 1 cup of Cream, simmer until potatoes are fully cooked, Add the Bacon crumbled up, oysters with liquor and Scallops cook until the Oysters edges begin to curl, Season with Salt and Pepper