Seafood Chowders



Here in South Africa the winters can get real mean. It is then that a Seafood Chowder wins the competition among the other soup or stew-type dishes.

Especially the seafood chowders. Here is an excellent opportunity to go to town with this dish.

If you have an addiction for chillis here is your chance to experiment with anything from mild to HOT.

A chowder is a stew or thickened soup. It is also a social dish, especially on cold and wet nights. It can be served as a meal on it's own or as a starter. It is especially good when served with crusty bread.

There is a wide variety of seafood's and vegetable stews and thickened soups, often made with milk or cream and mostly eaten with saltines.

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A Typical Chowder


Some varieties of Seafood Chowders are traditionally thickened with crushed ship biscuit instead of flour, which is more usual.

New England Seafood clam Chowder - perhaps the best known chowder - is typically made with chopped clams and diced potatoes, in a mixed cream and milk base, often with a small amount of butter.

Other common chowders include Manhattan clam chowder, which substitutes tomatoes for the milk and cream, and typically omits potatoes; Corn chowder ; a wide variety of Seafood chowders; and potato chowder, which is often made with cheese.

Clam chowders are any of several chowders containing clams and broth. Along with the clams, diced potato is common, as are onions, which are occasionally sautéed in the drippings from salt pork or bacon. Celery is frequently used.

Other vegetables are uncommon, but small carrot strips might occasionally be added, primarily for color. A garnish of parsley serves the same purpose. Bay leaves are also sometimes used as a garnish and flavoring. It is believed that clams were added to the Seafood Chowder because of their relative ease to collect.

Clam chowder is often served in restaurants on Fridays in order to provide a seafood option for those who abstain from meat every Friday, which used to be a requirement for Catholics before liturgical changes in Vatican II.

Though the period of strict abstinence from meat on Fridays was reduced to Lent, the year-round tradition of serving clam chowder on Fridays remains.

I can tell you one thing about a good Seafood Chower though - I'm not going to sit around and wait for no Friday - When its time for a seafood chowder it time...

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Chowder Table Of Content

Bable Chowder Bable can be used in most seafood dishes as a meal-starter, a main course or as a snack baked into fish-cakes.

Clam Chowder Clam Chowders of various types have been a long term favourite of mine and it has been in our family for many generations.

Cod Chowder Cod is also used as part of the commons name for a number of other fishes, and there are species suggested to belong to genus Gadus that are not called cod but that's for another day.

Crab Chowder This is a delicious, easy and low calorie Crab Chowder recipe that is sure to be a knockout meal! It is full of vegetables and fresh carb meat.

Crayfish Chowder Although fresh crayfish might be expensive if you're living too far from the ocean, the tin fish on the other hand, is not too expensive.

Fish and wine Chowder Well at last there is a dish that is best enjoying in winter or cold nights And its made with white wine!

Mussel chowder If you have to buy your mussels from a supermarket, make sure that you clean them before cooking them.

Salmon Chowder Salmon is quite readily available just about all around the world. It is no wonder then that you can dish up any dish you can think of using Salmon as the main ingredients.

Shrimp Chowder Shrimp chowders are quite easy to cook. It also does not have too many

ingredients and is readily available. I don’t know about you, but I like to see what my seafood looks like in real life.

Streamer Chowder Sometimes it is a good thing to deviate from the traditional seafood dishes and just do something else like cooking a streamer. A type of soupy vegetable Stir-fry with any seafood you still have left in the deepfreeze or just saved for a cold wintery day.






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