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Category Archives for "Seafood Soups"

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

| Seafood Soups

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

| Seafood Soups

Shrimp Mozambique is a Portuguese dish whose defining characteristic is a buttery, spicy, red colored broth made from onions, garlic, zesty spices, a little beer or wine, and hot sauce. The dish gets its name from Mozambique, Portugal’s former African colony. Though the name may sound exotic, the dish is actually quite simple to make. […]

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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’s two secrets that can take it from a […]

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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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How to Make a New England Crab Stew

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Truth be told, you’ll find very few recipes, be it online or in cookbooks, for a New England crab stew. Same for crab soups. Local quahogs, lobsters and mussels are much more popular in New England soups and stews than local crabs. So when I decided I wanted to make a New England crab stew, […]

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How to Make Crab Stock

| Bone Broths

Crab stock is not something many people make at home, at least not here in New England. However, the method for making crab stock is almost identical to lobster stock, a stock that is probably more familiar to New Englanders. And the result is the same – a wonderful, richly flavored stock that can be […]

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The Little-Known Nutrient in Seafood Soups

| Gut Health

In case you were guessing, the little-known nutrient in seafood soups is NOT omega-3s. Everyone knows about the health benefits of omega-3s. I know it. You know it. Your mother knows it. My mother knows it. Every doctor, every health website and every major health organization has been telling us this for decades now. Heck […]

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Traditional New England Scallop Stew

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A New England-style scallop stew is basically in the style of a traditional oyster stew. These old time New England shellfish “stews” are not really stews but rather brothy soups made with a combination of broth and milk or cream. Oyster stew is by far the most famous because in the late 19th and early […]

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New England Cioppino

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With all due respect to gumbo, cioppino is America’s most popular native seafood stew. Cioppino originated in San Francisco in the late 19th century with Italian immigrant fisherman who adapted similar native dishes, such as zuppa di pesce, into a unique tomato-based seafood medley. It has ventured far beyond its humble beginnings to become a […]

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