Seafood chowder is a classic comfort food that is loved by many. It’s a hearty and creamy soup that is full of flavor. It’s also a great way to get your daily dose of seafood. And what’s even better is that you can make it in a slow cooker for an easy and hands-off meal. This seafood chowder recipe is made with a combination of shrimp, crab, and cod, but you can use any combination of seafood that you like. The best part is that it only takes a few minutes to prep and then you can let your slow cooker do the rest. Serve it with some crusty bread and you have a delicious and comforting meal that the whole family will love.
This seafood chowder recipe is made with a combination of shrimp, crab, and cod, but you can use any combination of seafood that you like. Here’s what you’ll need:
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 3 cups chicken broth
- 1 (14-ounce) can diced tomatoes
- 3 potatoes, peeled and diced
- 1 (8-ounce) package frozen corn
- 1 (8-ounce) package frozen green beans
- 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1 pound crab meat
- 1 pound cod, cut into 1-inch cubes
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
To make this seafood chowder in the slow cooker, start by heating the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, paprika, and thyme and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is softened, about 5 minutes. Transfer the mixture to the slow cooker.
Add the chicken broth, tomatoes, potatoes, corn, green beans, shrimp, crab, and cod to the slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours, or until the potatoes are tender. Once the potatoes are tender, stir in the cream and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Stir in the parsley and serve with crusty bread. Enjoy!
This seafood chowder is best served with crusty bread and a salad. It also pairs nicely with roasted potatoes or a side of roasted vegetables. You can also top it with your favorite toppings such as crumbled bacon, shredded cheese, or a dollop of sour cream.
Tips and Tricks
This seafood chowder can be made with any combination of seafood that you like. You can use shrimp, crab, or cod, or you can use a combination of all three. You can also use any type of seafood, such as salmon, scallops, or clams. For a spicier soup, you can add some red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper.
This chowder can also be made ahead of time. Simply prepare the soup as instructed, but do not add the cream. Allow the soup to cool completely and then transfer it to an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. When ready to serve, reheat the soup in a pot over medium heat and then stir in the cream before serving.
This seafood chowder is a great source of protein, vitamins, and minerals. It’s also low in fat and calories, making it a healthy and satisfying meal. One serving of this chowder provides approximately:
- Calories: 370
- Fat: 8g
- Carbohydrates: 34g
- Protein: 37g
- Fiber: 5g
- Sodium: 820mg
This seafood chowder recipe is a delicious and comforting meal that the whole family will love. It’s an easy and hands-off meal that only takes a few minutes to prep and then you can let your slow cooker do the rest. Serve it with some crusty bread for a delicious and satisfying meal. Enjoy!