Monday, March 18, 2013

Mom's Seafood Chowder (Updated)

Tom's Version of Mom's Seafood Chowder 

Barbara published recently my mother's seafood chowder recipe as she makes it.  However, I rarely follow any recipe to a "T", and this recipe is no exception.  What I did actually improved the recipe (sorry Mom!).

Tom's version of Mom's Seafood Chowder 
(adapted from a very old "Bon Appetit", circa 1990)

2 - 4 Servings

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 sweet onion chopped
2 celery stalks chopped
2 tablespoons chopped garlic
2 small cans chopped clams
1 10 3/4 oz. can tomato soup
1 8 oz. bottle clam juice
2 generous tablespoons tomato paste
1 small can corn niblets
1 mahi mahi filet (frozen works great) - cut into 1" pieces
half bag of small frozen shrimp - uncooked
2 tablespoons parsley
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon dried sweet basil
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1-2 cups fish stock

Heat oil -- add onion, celery & garlic -- Saute for about 10 minutes.

Drain clams -- Keep liquid ---add liquid to pan.

Stir in tomato soup, fish stock and tomato paste, and bring to a boil. Slowly add the frozen mahi mahi and frozen shrimp while maintaining the boil.  Now add the clams, corn, parsley, oregano, basil and cayenne pepper. Simmer until shrimp and mahi mahi are cooked, approximately 3 - 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. 

Mom said that she and Dad really loved it, and so do we.  Thanks Mom for the recipe.

--- Tom

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