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Mom's Nova Scotia Seafood Chowder

Mom's Nova Scotia Seafood Chowder

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Ashley_86

Being from the Easy Coast, I've tried a lot of different chowders; however, my Mom's takes the cake. She makes a huge pot of this chowder every Christmas Eve and all of it is gone by Christmas night. Although it is not very healthy, it is an awesome treat once in awhile for any of us that love seafood! I normally throw in a dash of garlic and onion powder. Enjoy!

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  • Calories:
  • 525 kcal
  • 26%
  • Fat:
  • 37.8 g
  • 58%
  • Carbs:
  • 18.8g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 28.2 g
  • 56%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 202 mg
  • 67%
  • Sodium:
  • 344 mg
  • 14%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Fill a large pot halfway with lightly salted water; bring to a boil. Add onions and carrots; cook until slightly tender, 10 minutes. Add potatoes; cook until tender, 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. Stir in salmon, cod, scallops, shrimp, lobster, and crab; cook over medium heat until salmon and cod are firm but chunks are still slightly translucent in the center, about 10 minutes. Drain half the water from the pot and add clams, heavy cream, and half-and-half. Place butter chunks atop the soup; season with salt and black pepper. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until salmon and cod are fully cooked and flake easily with a fork, about 30 minutes.
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Reviews

Ray
54
9/23/2012

Wow, and more wow. I only made half, but this has to be one of the best chowders I ever tasted and made. Next time though, I will add more salmon for the simple reason I like salmon.

lolabelle65
38
12/18/2012

delish! took the fat content down a whack by using milk and half and half. still great. even better the next day.

kemilla
37
2/1/2013

This is very similar to the recipe my mother makes (also east-coaster). She doesn't use crab but essentially subsitutes the amount of crab for more lobster. She also only uses haddock not cod and salmon and only uses 10% cream. Additionally, she uses cold water shrimp and puts them in with the veggies to cook. Finally, she adds a pinch or two of curry powder!