What you need ot Build-Your-Own Seafood Chowder.
Two to three kinds of wild seafood: I highly recommend including at least one smoked seafood for the tastiest results. I like Bar Harbor brand Smoked Sardines and Smoked Kippers which you can find in the canned seafood aisle of most grocery stores.
Flavorful homemade or high-quality store-bought broth: I prefer using chicken or seafood broth for this recipe for the most mild, appealing flavor. Check for sugar and make sure you get low sodium.
I add in cubed white sweet potato for a hearty starch like a traditional chowder. If you eat corn, you can certainly add some frozen corn kernels as well.
Seasonings: I go fairly light on the seasonings in this recipe so the fish and veggies can stand out, but I’ve been known to double up on the dill, add fresh dill, add dried parsley, marjoram and extra thyme. That’s the beauty of food – you get to customize to YOUR palate! We don’t all have the same taste buds so use this recipe as a base and adjust to your liking if desired.
Make it lower carb by replacing the white sweet potatoes with rutabaga and serving over cauliflower rice!
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 cups diced yellow onion
- 2 cups peeled and cubed white sweet potato (1/3-inch cubes)
- 3 ribs celery, finely chopped
- 2 large carrots, finely chopped
- 3/4 teaspoon sea salt, divided
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 cup coconut cream
- 2 cups Beef, Fish or Pork bone broth
- 8 ounces wild salmon, cubed*
- 8 ounce pre-cooked shrimp, tails removed*
- 3.5 ounce can smoked kippers*
- 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
- 1 teaspoon dried dill
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/3 cup packed finely chopped parsley
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1/2 lemon, juice
* You can use any combination of seafood in this soup. Just be sure to cook thoroughly (generally until opaque) and use at least one smoked seafood for best flavor.
- Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Sautee onion, celery, carrots, potatoes, 1/4 teaspoon sea salt, and bay leaf until the vegetables are crisp-tender, 6 to 8 minutes.
- Add coconut cream and broth to the pot and bring to a low boil. Stir in salmon, shrimp, kippers, thyme, dill, basil, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon sea salt. Cook for 5 minutes until the salmon is cooked through and the vegetables are to desired tenderness. Remove from heat.
- Stir in parsley, lemon zest and lemon juice. Ladle into bowls and serve with a scoop of cauliflower rice or white rice for a hearty meal.
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