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A Simple Seafood Soup Recipe

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When most people think of a seafood soup recipe they think of something like New England clam chowder or lobster bisque. But what if you could make your own type of seafood soup recipe? And what if it could be just as delicious as chowder or bisque? And what if you could make it 30 […]

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The 6 Types of Clam Chowder in New England

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Contrary to popular belief, there are many different types of clam chowder in New England. If you live far outside New England, you might only know the famous creamy version. But if you live within New England, you may know the other regional styles, which means you may be able to name four kinds of […]

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An Authentic New England Clam Chowder Recipe

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In New England, the debate over what is a truly authentic New England clam chowder recipe can get pretty heated. Arguments typically center around the different types of clam chowder in New England. Some argue for a New England clam chowder without any thickening such as a Milky Maine clam chowder. Others argue for chowder […]

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Is Clam Chowder Healthy? The Answer May Suprise You

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Ask a hundred random people, “Is clam chowder healthy?” and I guarantee that around ninety percent would say “no.” Let’s face it, anything that includes cream and bacon is automatically perceived as unhealthy by the majority of people. Overly rich and sludgy canned clam chowder furthers the perception that all clam chowder is unhealthy. As […]

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How to Make a Wild Salmon Chowder

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Red, yellow and green. It’s not too often you get such unique colors in a chowder! In this wild salmon chowder recipe, yellow corn, green peas and the deep rich red flesh of a wild-caught salmon (as opposed to the pale pink of farm-raised salmon) make for a striking presentation. Most importantly, it’s delicious! I […]

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How to Make a Simple Portuguese Clam Stew

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It’s hard to beat a good Portuguese seafood stew. Caldeirada (a fish stew), mariscada (a shellfish stew), shrimp mozambique (a shrimp stew), Portuguese-style paellas or any of the variety of spicy stews are almost indescribably delicious. But they can be intimidating to make at home. This simple Portuguese clam stew recipe is a much simpler […]

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Simple Shrimp Mozambique Recipe

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Shrimp Mozambique is one of those fascinating recipes that exist only in small regional pockets of the United States. Though the name suggests it’s an African dish, it’s actually Portuguese so you’ll often hear it referred to as Portuguese Shrimp Mozambique. You’ll find it in the Portuguese communities on the southern coast of New England […]

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Classic New England Fish Chowder

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Did you know that New England fish chowder was the original chowder? It actually pre-dates clam chowders by at least a hundred years. If you’re a food nerd like myself check out A History of Chowder: Four Centuries of a New England Meal. This great little book traces its development from its origins in the […]

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How to Make a Maine Lobster Stew

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Similar to other New England-style shellfish stews (oyster stew, scallop stew, etc.) a Maine lobster stew is really more of a brothy, creamy soup than a thick stew. In this case, that means a base of lobster stock, cream (or half and half), and sherry. But there are two secrets that can take it from […]

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Oyster Chowder with Spinach

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An oyster chowder is not exactly a common chowder. It’s like a dear friend with a lavish lifestyle. You love this dear friend but you know you’re going to have to shell out some cash every time you hang out. However, on occasion, it’s totally worth. Unlike the bold flavors of a clam chowder, an […]

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Smoked Haddock Chowder with a Poached Egg

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A poached egg in a chowder? Oh yes indeed! Better yet, not just any chowder but a smoked haddock chowder. It just so happens that the flavors of smoked fish and an egg yolk complement each other really well. Who knew? Well, I guess you could say millions of Asian people certainly know, perhaps not […]

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