Maritime Seafood Chowder

Packed with ocean goodness, quick and easy to make, this recipe is a traditional Maritime favourite!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American, Canadian, Global
Keyword: certified, chowder, clams, haddock, Homarus americanus, lobster, maritime, Melanogrammus aeglefinus, mussels, Mytilus edulis, Northern shrimp, Pandalus borealis, seafood, Spisula solidissima, sustainable
Servings: 6
Calories: 450kcal


  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • 2 stalks Celery chopped
  • 2 Onions chopped
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 tsp Dried Thyme
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 2 Potatoes large, peeled and diced
  • 2 cups Fish Stock
  • 1/3 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 2 cups Milk
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 2 cups Cooked Seafood (Lobster, Shrimp, Mussels, Fish, Clams, Scallops or any combination of)


  • In a large pot melt butter over medium heat; saute celery, onion, bay leaf and thyme for about 5 minutes or until onions just start to brown. Season with salt and pepper and add potatoes. Saute for 2-3 minutes more.
  • Increase heat to medium high and stir in fish stock. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to medium and simmer for about 5 minutes or until potatoes are just tender.
  • In a bowl combine milk and cream. Whisk in flour and add mixture to pot. Simmer, stirring often as chowder begins to thicken. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Turn off heat. Stir in seafood and let stand 5 minutes as the seafood heats up and infuses the chowder with flavor. Season again with salt and pepper to taste then ladle into bowls. Enjoy.


Calories: 450kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 329mg | Potassium: 603mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 800IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 169mg | Iron: 1mg
OCEAN FRIENDLY INGREDIENT!Certified Sustainable – MSC, Seafood Watch, OceanWise or BAP

*Note: Nutritional values are approximate as it depends on the seafood chowder mix used.