What Are Some Recipes for Seafood Chowder?

What Are Some Recipes for Seafood Chowder?

What Are Some Recipes for Seafood Chowder?

Seafood chowder recipes from famous cooks Emeril Lagasse and Martha Stewart provide different takes on a classic maritime meal. Emeril's version is a shellfish only recipe while Martha mixes a blend of seafood and salt pork for a more traditional version.

Emeril's version needs one tablespoon of vegetable oil in a large saucepan heated over medium heat. Stir in 2 cups of chopped yellow onions, 1 cup of chopped celery and 1/2 cup of diced carrot and saute until soft and tender. Add 4 cups of clam juice, 3 cups of tomatoes and bring to a boil. Stir in 1 1/2 pounds of quartered new potatoes, 2 cups of sweet corn and simmer until the potatoes are tender. Add 4 pounds of raw cleaned shellfish, such as shrimp, oysters, crab, lobster or whole mussels and clams and simmer five minutes. Season to taste and serve.

For Martha Stewart's version put 1/4 cup of cooked salt pork cut into 1/8 inch cubes into a Dutch oven over low heat with one tablespoon of olive oil. Add 1 large chopped onion, 1 1/2 cups of chopped celery and cook until soft. Pour in 1 1/2 quarts of fish stock with 2 bay leaves and bring to a simmer. Add 4 cups diced russet potatoes and cook until tender. Stir in 1 pound of peeled shrimp, one pound of cod fillets and 2 pounds of Manila clams. Simmer five minutes, stir in one cup of heated heavy cream and season to taste.