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Scallop, Leek, and Mushroom Chowder

Rated as 4.67 out of 5 Stars

"A rich seafood chowder made with milk instead of cream plus mushrooms, garlic, leeks, and a dash of sherry."
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45 m servings 401
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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

Per Serving: 401 calories; 16 37.1 26.7 76 620 Full nutrition

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12.30.18 My scallops were previously frozen, and although they were defrosted and drained as well as possible, I knew that additional water would cook out of them, thinning out the soup. Knowin...

i followed the recipe but made small changes i used 1/2 and 1/2 which made it creamier and i used a 1/2 cup of dry sake sherry and used 2 lb of sea scallops unchopped i did double the recipe a...

I transferred the soup base to a slow cooker and let it simmer for an hour or two, then added the scallops an hour or so before I wanted to serve it.