Homemade Seafood Chowder 

 Originally Written: April 13, 2009

By  Hanna Trafford

Last Updated on April 13, 2009 by Hanna Trafford


Here is a little something different – and very, very delicious! And another thing – it is made in a slow cooker so it’s one of those recipes that take minimum time consumption. Get it ready tonight and have a great dinner for your family or friends for tomorrow!

Homemade Seafood Chowder:

1 lb. of boneless salt cod or salt haddock fillets

3 tbsp. of butter

1 large leek, chopped

3 each – carrots and celery, diced

3 potatoes, peeled and diced

1 bay leaf

1/2 teaspoon each – dried thyme and pepper

Pinch – each nutmeg and cayenne pepper

1 lb. of deveined large raw shrimp

1/4 cup of minced fresh parsley

1 cup of whipping cream

  • Soak fish is water at room temperature for 24 hours, changing water several times. Drain and cut into chunks – place in slow cooker.
  • In large skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat, saute onion and leek until softened and onion turns golden on edges – about 10 minutes. Add to slow cooker.
  • Add carrots, celery, potatoes, bay leaf, thyme, pepper. nutmeg, cayenne and 7 cups of water to slow cooker. Cover and cook on low until vegetables are tender – about 6- 8 hours. Discard bay leaf.
  • Stir in shrimp and parsley, cover and cook on high until shrimp are pink – 8-10 minutes.
  • In saucepan, bring cream to boil; stir into chowder.

This recipe will make 8 – 10 servings.

Hanna Trafford

Hanna is the mother of two grown sons Dan and Dusan Nedelko, and is also the Grandmother to Jax, Cohen and Mila. She is the lead editor of Mama Knows and is hoping to create an exchange of communications with other grandmothers, mothers and daughters - giving everyone the opportunity to learn and share about everything that is "Mama"

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