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A rich seafood chowder made with milk instead of cream plus mushrooms, garlic, leeks, and a dash of sherry.


Recipe Summary

15 mins
30 mins
45 mins
6 servings


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place potato into a large pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until soft, about 5 minutes. Drain.

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add leeks and shallot and cook, stirring frequently, until soft, 3 to 5 minutes. Add garlic and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add mushrooms and thyme and cook until mushrooms are soft but not browned, another 3 to 5 minutes. Add 1/2 sherry and stir until reduced by about half, about 5 minutes more.

  • Melt butter in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add flour and stir to create a paste. Slowly whisk vegetable stock into the flour mixture until fully incorporated and smooth. Add milk and stir to mix fully. Transfer mushroom mixture from the skillet to the soup pot, being sure to scrape all of the glaze from the skillet as well. Add ginger, salt, and pepper to taste, keeping it mild for now. Add an additional dash or 2 of sherry to the soup, if desired.

  • Bring soup to a boil, about 5 minutes. Add scallops and boil for 3 minutes; test one to be sure they are cooked before serving. Stir in cooked potatoes and season with additional salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper as desired.

Cook's Note:

Use milk that is at least 2% fat.

Nutrition Facts

401 calories; protein 26.7g; carbohydrates 37.1g; fat 16g; cholesterol 75.8mg; sodium 619.7mg. Full Nutrition