Decadent Seafood Chowder


My husband, a former commercial fisherman, proclaimed this to be the most delicious seafood chowder he's ever had. Also a huge hit with family and friends. Can be made with any type of fish or seafood. Add crumbled bacon for extra flavor.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
8 servings


  • ¼ cup butter

  • 3 tablespoons minced garlic

  • cup flour

  • 4 cups half-and-half

  • 1 cup vegetable soup mix flakes

  • ½ cup dried onion flakes

  • 2 tablespoons lemon pepper

  • 1 pinch dried thyme

  • 1 pinch saffron

  • 1 cup diced salmon

  • 1 cup diced halibut

  • 1 cup peeled and deveined shrimp

  • 1 cup peeled and deveined prawns

  • 1 cup scallops


  1. Melt butter with garlic together in a large pot over medium-high heat. Whisk in flour; cook and stir until mixture makes a paste and is fragrant, about 1 minute. Slowly whisk half-and-half into flour mixture until smooth. Add soup flakes, onion flakes, lemon pepper, thyme, and saffron to half-and-half mixture; cook and stir until mixture thickens, 5 to 10 minutes.

  2. Stir salmon, halibut, shrimp, prawns, and scallops into half-and-half mixture; bring to a simmer, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook, stirring frequently, until seafood is cooked through and chowder is hot, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

434 Calories
24g Fat
31g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 434
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 13g 66%
Cholesterol 144mg 48%
Sodium 1499mg 65%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 8mg 38%
Calcium 190mg 15%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 453mg 10%

* 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.