Shrimp and Scallop Chowder With Coconut Milk

Shrimp And Scallop Chowder With Coconut Milk Recipe

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A seafood chowder with a tropical accent. Scotch Bonnet chiles are very hot, so use Serrano or jalapeno if you like a milder taste. Also use only UNSWEETENED coconut milk in the can, not the carton stuff in the dairy section. WARNING: Use latex gloves to seed chiles, since seeds contain volatile oils, which can get on fingers, and then in eyes or on lips and burn like H***! :)


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20 Min
15 Min
Stove Top


  • 2 lb
    uncooked medium shrimp
  • 1 lb
    large sea scallops
  • 1/2
    scotch bonnet pepper, seeded and minced
  • 4
    shallots, peeled and minced
  • 2 clove
    garlic, peeled and minced
  • 3
    green onions, minced
  • ·
    1-inch piece fresh gingerroot, peeled and minced
  • 1 small
    red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 small
    green bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 2 tsp
    curry powder
  • 6 c
    fish stock (or bottled clam juice)
  • 2 c
    coconut milk, unsweetened
  • ·
    salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 c
    cilantro, for garnish

How to Make Shrimp and Scallop Chowder With Coconut Milk


  1. Peel and devein the shrimp and cut into 1 inch pieces.
  2. Cut large scallops in quarters, medium sized ones in half, so that all are the same size. NOTE: Bay scallops (the small ones) may be used if sea scallops not available. No need to cut, since they are usually about the same size.
  3. Melt the butter in a large saucepan. Cook chile, shallots, garlic, scallions, ginger and bell peppers over medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes, or until soft but not browned.
  4. Add the curry powder and cook for 1 minute until fragrant.
  5. Add the fish stock ( or clam broth) and coconut milk and gently simmer for 5 minutes.
  6. Just before serving, add the shrimp and scallops. Gently simmer for 2 to 3 minutes until the shellfish is firm. Add salt, pepper and more curry powder to taste.
  7. Ladle the chowder into bowls and garnish each with chopped cilantro.

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About Shrimp and Scallop Chowder With Coconut Milk

Course/Dish: Chowders
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Caribbean

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