Richard's Seafood Chowder


A rich tasting seafood chowder that can be served as a main dish, with a green salad and hot bread.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
6 to 8 - servings


  • 1 cup finely chopped onion

  • 4 teaspoons olive oil

  • 1 ½ cups sherry

  • 1 cup minced carrot

  • 1 cup minced celery

  • 2 cups unpeeled, minced red potatoes

  • 4 tablespoons tomato paste

  • 1 pinch ground cayenne pepper

  • 3 cups 1% milk

  • 2 cups half-and-half

  • 1 pound cooked shrimp

  • ½ pound scallops

  • 2 cups clam juice


  1. In a large stockpot over medium heat, saute onion in oil and sherry, until soft. Add carrots, celery, and potato and saute 2 minutes. Add clam juice and cover. Simmer until potatoes are soft (about 15 minutes).

  2. Puree half of the mixture in a blender until smooth, then return to stock pot.

  3. Add tomato paste, cayenne, milk, half and half, shrimp, and scallops. Bring to boil, lower heat to simmer, and cook for 5 minutes. Taste for seasoning and add salt and pepper, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

360 Calories
13g Fat
31g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 7
Calories 360
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 170mg 57%
Sodium 827mg 36%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 14mg 71%
Calcium 265mg 20%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 971mg 21%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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