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Manhattan Seafood Chowder with Chorizo & Roasted Vegetables

Manhattan Seafood Chowder with Chorizo & Roasted Vegetables. This outstanding seafood chowder is a really indulgent, celebration meal all in itself.

Manhattan Seafood Chowder with Chorizo & Roasted Vegetables - This outstanding seafood chowder is a really indulgent, celebration meal all in itself.

Manhattan Seafood Chowder

I love a creamy chowder as much as anyone but sometimes the richness of a cream or roux thickened chowder can be quite heavy. Especially when you are featuring the delicate flavours of several different types of seafood in the same dish.

This Manhattan seafood chowder is my replication of one I had in the Boston area many years ago.

Mixed Seafood for Chowder

Mixed Seafood for Chowder

It was served as an appetizer course and featured only scallops and shrimp. However, the chef had added some chopped spicy chorizo sausage to the broth.

Everyone knows I have a thing for smoky flavours so it’s no surprise I fell in love with the idea.

Fresh mussels in a clear glass bowl.

Fresh mussels, if you are using them are always added last.

Make this outstanding chowder as simple as you like by choosing one or two of your favourite seafood choices.  You can also go all out for a total celebration meal that includes as many seafood varieties as you can fit in the pot.

I like to serve it with some freshly baked Cheese and Herb Scones. pieces of crusty French baguette for soaking up the smoky, deeply flavourful seafood broth.

Cheese and Herb Scones close up shot

Cheese and Herb Scones

 

All the seafood is simply poached in the rich broth at the end and the same can be done for the scallops but I like to pan sear those separately and add them when serving for a particularly appealing presentation.

Manhattan Seafood Chowder with Chorizo & Roasted Vegetables - This outstanding seafood chowder is a really indulgent, celebration meal all in itself.

Manhattan Seafood Chowder with Chorizo & Roasted Vegetables.

UPDATE

If indeed you are partial to a cream style seafood chowder instead, there is is now an indulgent recipe for Creamy Seafood Chowder posted as well.

Creamy Seafood Chowder close up photo in white bowl

Creamy Seafood Chowder .

Photo update February, 2015 as photographed for my Rock Recipes 2 Cookbook.

Originally published March 2008.

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Manhattan Seafood Chowder with Chorizo & Roasted Vegetables - This outstanding seafood chowder is a really indulgent, celebration meal all in itself.
Yield: 8 servings

Manhattan Seafood Chowder with Chorizo & Roasted Vegetables

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Make this outstanding Manhattan Seafood Chowder as simple as you like with one or two favourite seafood choices or go all out for a total seafood celebration meal.

Ingredients

  • ½ fennel bulb
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 parsnips
  • 1 red pepper
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 6 slices of smoked bacon chopped in small pieces
  • 4 ounces of chopped Spanish style, hard chorizo sausage
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 large shallot finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ¾ cup dry white wine
  • 3 cups tomato juice
  • 3 cups fish stock, or chicken stock if you prefer
  • 3 cups seafood stock or vegetable stock
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tsp chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 tsp marjoram or oregano
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • salt and pepper to season
  • 3 chopped Roma tomatoes
  • 2 pounds of seafood of your choice, Clams, mussels, scallops and shrimp are great choices. Cut fish like cod, salmon, or halibut into bite sized pieces.

Instructions

  1. Start by roasting the vegetables. Chop the fennel, carrots, parsnips, red pepper and celery into bite sized pieces. Toss the vegetables in 3 tbsp olive oil, season in salt and pepper and bake in a single layer on a cookie sheet for 20-30 minutes at 375 degrees F or until the vegetables are slightly browned and fork tender. Turn the vegetables once during the cooking time.
  2. In a sauté pan, cook the bacon to crisp. In the last few minutes of cooking the bacon add the chopped chorizo sausage. Drain off the fat.
  3. In a large pot or large dutch oven over medium heat, add the olive oil, shallots and garlic and sauté for just a minute to soften them. Add the white wine and simmer gently until it is reduced to about half the volume.
  4. Add the roasted vegetables along with the previously cooked bacon and sausage, tomato juice, fish stock, vegetable stock, bay leaf, thyme, marjoram, smoked paprika and a pinch of salt and pepper. Simmer very gently for 20-30 minutes.
  5. Add the seafood and bring the chowder back up to a very slow simmer. Cover and let the fish and shellfish simmer for 10 minutes. Serve immediately.

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Nutrition Information

Yield

8

Serving Size

8 servings

Amount Per Serving Calories 388Saturated Fat 5gCholesterol 309mgSodium 1498mgCarbohydrates 20gFiber 5gSugar 8gProtein 33g

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gail

Friday 12th of March 2021

Where do the 3 roma tomatoes come in? Do they get roasted with the vegetables or are they added when the tomato juice goes in?

Pierre-Paul Fiset

Thursday 11th of March 2021

Hope to have access to metric measurements.

Thank you

Sarah

Thursday 24th of September 2020

Once you cook this recipe, can you freeze it?

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Victoria

Wednesday 29th of April 2020

Thank you for a great and adaptable recipe! I loved the roasted vegetables paired with the seafood and bacon. It’s a great excuse to enjoy some white wine with the meal too!

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