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Category Archives for "Chowder"

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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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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Bluefish Chowder Recipe

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I grew up fishing for bluefish every summer on the Long Island Sound and it’s among my fondest childhood memories. Man do they put up a fight! But it’s only recently that I’ve learned to appreciate them for their culinary potential. Bluefish have a high oil content which means they’re fantastic eating when prepared fresh but […]

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Maine Clam Chowder with Steamers

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The defining characteristic of Maine-style clam chowders is that traditionally they’re made with milk and never thickened with flour. In comparison to other types of New England chowders, the northernmost New England versions are on the thinner and brothier side of the chowder spectrum. This doesn’t mean a milky Maine clam chowder isn’t hearty and delicious! […]

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Long Island Clam Chowder: What It Is and How to Make It

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If you have strong opinions about chowder you might freak out when you learn about a Long Island clam chowder. Judging from the cover pic you’re probably already a little alarmed. Yeah, it’s pink. I know, strange, isn’t it? We all know chowder allegiances run deep in the Northeast. Everyone claims the version they grew […]

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Scallop Chowder with Wild Mushrooms and Chives

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Scallop chowder makes a nice alternative to the ubiquitous clam chowder. In fact, you could use almost any type of seafood in a chowder. My favorite soup book of all time, aptly called The Soup Book by Louis P. DeGouy, was originally published in 1939 and has an awesome chowder chapter with recipes that include blackfish, […]

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Simple Chicken Corn Chowder Recipe

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If you’ve never made a chowder before, a simple chicken corn chowder would be a great place to start. It’s made the old-fashioned way with heavy cream, slab bacon, potatoes, vegetables and REAL grass-fed butter. Check out that beautiful golden yellow color in the picture… That’s from the butter. Butter should be yellow! That’s a […]

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How to Make a Bacon Cheddar Corn Chowder

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There’s nothing quite like a bacon cheddar corn chowder to lift your spirits in the middle of a New England winter. I mean you’ve got bacon, cheese and corn in soup form. How can that not make anyone happy?! Besides the joy factor, a bacon cheddar corn chowder is super simple to make and will […]

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