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(reduced fat) delicious seafood chowder

Recipe by
Amy H.
Detroit, MI

This is a modified version of my but removing a lot of the fat and calories! Honestly you cannot really tell the difference. It's so good!

yield 6 -8
prep time 15 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For (reduced fat) delicious seafood chowder

  • 8 slice
    slices turkey bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1/2 c
    sliced green onion
  • 1/2 c
    finely diced celery
  • 3 c
    red potatoes, scrubbed and diced (i leave the peel on)
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 4 c
    chicken broth
  • 8
    whole pepper corns
  • 1
    bay leaf
  • 1 lb
    fresh or frozen white fish, baked and flaked
  • 12 oz
    shrimp, peeled & deveined
  • 6-8 oz
    lump crab meat (canned, fresh or frozen)
  • 1/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 3 c
    half & half or skim milk
  • 1/4 c
    fresh chopped parsley (optional)
  • 1 c
    fat free shredded cheddar
  • whole wheat crackers (optional)

How To Make (reduced fat) delicious seafood chowder

  • 1
    Add chicken broth, celery and potatoes to pot. Wrap pepper corns and bay leaf in a cheese cloth or tea ball and add to pot. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for about 20 minutes, or until potatoes are just tender. Drain off all but about 2 cups of broth. Remove bay leaves and peppercorns.
  • 2
    Mix together flour and half & half in a container until very smooth add to broth in saucepan. Cook over medium heat and stir constantly until the mixture is thickened.
  • 3
    Add shrimp, fish, crab, green onion and bacon to soup. Cook on med-low heat, just until heated through and shrimp is cooked and has turned pink. Sprinkle with paprika.
  • 4
    Serve with more sliced green onion, fresh parsley, cheddar cheese and/or whole wheat crackers for add ins, if desired.