Creamy seafood chowder

    This delicious creamy seafood soup will warm you up on the coldest day. Perfect for a special lunchtime treat it will also impress at a dinner party.

    Cupcakehoney

    County Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK
    5 people made this

    Ingredients
    Serves: 4 

    • 500g raw scallops
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 2 sticks celery, finely chopped
    • 1 roasted red pepper, finely chopped
    • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
    • 30g plain flour
    • 400ml milk
    • 400ml cream
    • 50ml chicken stock
    • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
    • 1 tablespoon tomato purée
    • 500g cooked medium prawns

    Method
    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. In a large pot sauté the scallops in the butter then set aside.
    2. In the same pot sauté the celery, red pepper and onion until tender. Sprinkle in the flour and stir until blended. Gradually stir in the milk, cream, stock and seasonings, and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and let simmer for 2 minutes or until thickened.
    3. Add the prawns and return the scallops to the pot warm through and serve.

    Tip

    I used pre cooked shop bought red peppers in a jar. You can use a pepper you've roasted yourself, as well.

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