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Savory Chowder

BT Calgary | posted Monday, Nov 6th, 2017

This version is dairy free, gluten free and can even be made vegetarian if you omit the bacon. Coconut milk gives it that smooth consistency and has an Asian twist thanks to the lime & cilantro finish. The result is a hearty chowder which is full of so much flavor it pleases everyone.

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— Coutrtesy Teresa Toth —

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon sesame or olive oil
  • 1 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1 cup red pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup bacon, chopped
  • 2 cups Yukon gold potatoes
  • 1 can baby corn, chopped
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • Pinch of chili flakes
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon seasoning salt
  • Fresh pepper
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 cup cilantro chopped

Directions:

  1. In a large pot over medium heat, saute the onion, pepper and bacon in the sesame oil until the veggies are softened and the bacon is crisp, approx 5 minutes.
  2. Add the potatoes, corn and tomatoes and stir.
  3. Add seasonings and vegetable broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and cover. Cook for 15-20 minutes until the potatoes are tender.
  4. Add the coconut milk and lime juice and heat thoroughly.
  5. Spoon into individual bowls and top with cilantro.

— Enjoy! —

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Crocktober: Simple Seafood Chowder

BT Calgary | posted Friday, Oct 23rd, 2015

This chowder is about as easy as it gets to make. It has a nice rich flavor and is loaded with seafood. In this recipe I use canned seafood and you can also substitute any other canned fish or seafood you have on hand into this recipe. Even tuna is nice in this chowder.

— Courtesy Theresa Toth

Ingredients:

  • 2, 170 gram cans of crab meat with juice
  • 2, 142 grams cans of baby clams with juice
  • 2, 540 ml cans of potatoes with juice
  • 2, 354 ml cans of evaporated milk
  • 2 cups raw shrimp, shells removed
  • 2 cups barbecued salmon, skin removed
  • 2 tablespoons dried onion
  • 2 teaspoons celery salt
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • Pinch of cayenne
  • Fresh Pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Crock pot: Set the heat on your crock pot to low and add all the ingredients except the shrimp and BBQ salmon. Cover and simmer for 6-8 hours. This will become the broth for your chowder.
  2. Uncover and discard bay leaves. Add the shrimp and the salmon, breaking up any large pieces with a fork. Do the same with the potatoes which should be soft.
  3. Cook for an additional 5 minutes until the shrimp are pink and the chowder is nice and hot.

Enjoy!

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