Kantishna Delishna Southern Seafood Chowder

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Winner of the World Food Championships 2015 Contest

Cindy Taffel

By
@TheBadVegan

After a recent trip to Alaska I couldn't help but think about all the great seafood and how we have almost all the same fresh seafood right here in South Florida. So my wife and I piled all our gear onto our boat, "Fishin' Chicks" and we set out to catch our dinner!

This chowder is a meal, thick, rich and so delish.

The next day I added another half quart of stock to stretch and I still tasted awesome.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
6
Prep:
1 Hr
Cook:
1 Hr
Method:
Stove Top

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Tasting this chowder, I couldn't decide which flavors I liked the best. I did make a lobster stock for this soup, and it added to the deliciousness. The smokey flavor of the bacon and sweetness of the corn shine through too. This chowder is a meal in itself!

Ingredients

4
penobscot mccrum large baked potato skins
2
ears corn on the cob
1 lb
bacon, thick cut
1 c
yellow onions, diced
1 c
leeks, diced
1/2 c
carrots, diced
2 c
celery, diced
1/2 c
butter, unsalted
1 c
all purpose flour
2 tsp
garlic, minced
1 tsp
fresh sage, chopped
1 Tbsp
fresh italian parsley, chopped
1 tsp
fresh thyme, chopped
4 c
lobster stock, homemade (any seafood stock will do in a pinch)
1 qt
half and half
1/4 c
roma tomatoes, peeled seeded and diced
1/4 c
scallions, diced
1 lb
crabmeat, fresh
1 lb
fresh little neck clams, roughly chopped
salt and pepper

How to Make Kantishna Delishna Southern Seafood Chowder

Step-by-Step

  • 1If frozen, switch potato skins to the fridge overnight to thaw. When thawed, cut into ½ inch cubes and set aside.
  • 2Add the corn to a pot of boiling water and cook 2-3 minutes, or until bright yellow. When cool enough to touch, use a sharp knife to remove the kernels. Using the back of the knife, scrape the milk out of the cobs. Set aside.
  • 3In a large soup pot or Dutch oven, sauté the bacon over medium-high heat until crisp, (about 5 minutes). Transfer bacon to a paper towel lined plate and set aside.
  • 4Add the onion, leek, carrot and celery, and cook in the bacon fat until the onion and leek are translucent and the celery and carrot are softened (about 5 minutes).
  • 5Lower the heat to medium and add the butter. Once the butter is melted, whisk in the flour. Keep whisking until the flour has no lumps and is blonde in color.
  • 6Add the garlic, sage, parsley and thyme and stir to combine. Slowly pour in the stock, whisking constantly. Add the potatoes, corn and bacon and raise the heat back to medium-high. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer for 30 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • 7After 30 minutes add the half-and-half, tomatoes, scallions, crab and clams. Continue to simmer for 5-10 minutes, or until crab and clams are cooked through.
  • 8Serve with a nice hunk of fresh sourdough bread.

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About Kantishna Delishna Southern Seafood Chowder

Course/Dish: Chowders
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: For Kids