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Fairmont Seafood Chowder

This recipe is inspired from the Atlantic Ocean and is so good we designed the recipe to make enough for now and tuck some away in the freezer for a cold day. Perfect to serve with cheddar cheese biscuits, as part of the weekend's brunch or an elegant appetizer for dinner, your seafood loving guests will be forever indebted for this seafood loaded, creamy chowder from the sea!

  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cooking: 1 h 15
Yields 12 servings
fairmont seafood chowder
The seafood chowder in this video is both rich and creamy. Made using cream and your choice of fish and seafood, this scrumptious soup is good enough for your most special occasions. Your guests will be truly impressed!


  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) butter
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) olive oil
  • 4 oz (125 g) double smoked bacon diced
  • 1 cup (250 mL) diced celery
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) diced white onion
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) minced garlic
  • 2 lb (1 Kg) mixed fish and seafood
  • (diced salmon, halibut, scallops, or lobster meat, small shrimp, baby clams)
  • 3 Yukon gold potatoes diced with skins on
  • 1 cup (250 mL) white wine
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 8 cups (2 L) 35 % cream
  • 1/3 cup + 2 tsp (90 mL) chopped fresh chives
  • chili flakes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
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In a large pot, heat butter and oil over medium-high heat; stir in bacon, celery, onion and garlic; cook stirring, for 3 to 5 minutes or until onions are soft. Add seafood and potatoes; cook stirring for 2 minutes. Stir in wine and lemon juice; bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes or until reduced by three quarters.

Add cream; bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally for about 30 minutes or until potatoes are soft and soup has thickened slightly. Stir in chives, chili flakes and season with salt and pepper.

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Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 733 Calories
Protein: 20 g
Carbohydrate: 13 g
Fat: 67 g
Fibre: 1 g
Sodium: 220 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

(% DV*)
Calcium: 13 % / 140 mg
Niacin: 36 %
Vitamin A: 65 %
Vitamin B12: 74 %
Vitamin D: 32 %