A great, hearty fish chowder that's lower in fat. Perfect for a winter's day. This recipe is very versatile. I use low-sodium, homemade stock and I find there's enough salt from the bacon that no more is needed. You can change up the seafood, the vegetables, and the seasonings. I find seafood chowder difficult to reheat (a no-no at work!) so I would make this when I have company coming who can finish it in 1 or 2 days.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
4 hrs
total:
4 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
9
Yield:
9 servings
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Ingredients

9
Original recipe yields 9 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook and stir bacon in a skillet over medium heat until browned, 5 to 8 minutes; drain excess grease. Cook and stir onion and garlic into bacon until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Transfer mixture to a slow cooker.

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  • Pour chicken stock into slow cooker. Mix corn, potatoes, celery, and carrots into the stock. Season with black pepper and red pepper flakes. Set the cooker to High, cover, and cook for 3 hours.

  • Stir scallops, shrimp, and halibut into the soup and cook 1 more hour. Stir evaporated milk into chowder, heat thoroughly, and serve.

Nutrition Facts

235 calories; protein 18.4g; carbohydrates 27.9g; fat 6g; cholesterol 56.5mg; sodium 723.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2012
Yummy! Yum! I changed a few things just because I didn't have some things on hand! Added Half & Half to make it more of a chowder type of meal. My kids and everyone else LOVED it! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/29/2012
I swapped out the halibut with a standard COD steak filet because I didn't want to pay 19.99 per pound. It was very watery so I needed to add a roux made of butter flour and the broth. Overall it was good but I feel it was more related to a soup than a chowder. Read More
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50 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 26
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2012
Yummy! Yum! I changed a few things just because I didn't have some things on hand! Added Half & Half to make it more of a chowder type of meal. My kids and everyone else LOVED it! Read More
(41)
Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2012
This soup is so delicious! The bacon adds a really nice flavor to the seafood. We had a frozen halibut filet so we just put the whole filet into the chowder 1 hour (as it says in the recipe) and then just used a fork to separate it. VERY GOOD! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/28/2012
I swapped out the halibut with a standard COD steak filet because I didn't want to pay 19.99 per pound. It was very watery so I needed to add a roux made of butter flour and the broth. Overall it was good but I feel it was more related to a soup than a chowder. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2013
Fantastic flavour and is now a family favourite. I added a tablespoon of Old Bay Seasoning the second time I made the dish and it really kicked the flavour up a notch with a little extra heat as well. Great addition if you like foods on the spicy side. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/26/2013
Used sweet potato as well as coconut milk rather than cream to make it super healthy and delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2013
Sooooo good! I did maybe a fourth of the potatoes as I'm trying to cut out starches no corn but lots of seafood. Added some Old Bay Seasoning like another person suggested--wow. Awesome flavor. And it's got bacon!:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/28/2013
A good and easy chowder. I used at least double the celery. I also substituted a pound of canned ham for the bacon. I didn't have any bacon. I used only a pinch of black pepper and red pepper. I wanted something smooth and mild. This was a good choice for dinner after a long day. I put the vegetables in the crock pot the night before. The kids added the broth and corn when they got home from school. I added the milk ham and seafood when I got home. It took all of two seconds so I had an hour to rest after work instead of cooking. I look forward to making this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/10/2013
Made this tonight and it was a hit, even with our 5 year old. Used bay scallops, cod and doubled the shrimp since I had extra on hand. Did end up thickening a bit with corn starch. Perfect dinner for a cold winter night. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/22/2014
Pros: easy to make; makes enough for a small army Cons: expensive ingredients; very overpowering taste of seafood; thin broth; bland seasoning I made the recipe as written.The taste of the chowder doesn't justify the expense of the ingredients. Even with seasoning all my family could taste was the overwhelming pungency of fish. The excessive amount of stock called for makes this a thin soup. I like my chowders thick. This wasn't worth it. Read More
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