Thick and delicious seafood chowder starring lobster and shrimp with a hint of Old Bay seasoning is perfect to warm you up on a cold winters night. Here in Maryland this week our high temperatures have been in the teens during the day and the lows at night have been in the single digits. Now that’s cold!
- 1 – 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
- 1 tablespoon Butter
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose Flour
- 32 oz. Heavy cream
- 2 cups of Milk (I used 1%)
- 1/8 – 1/4 cup of Old Bay Seasoning (according to desired taste)
- 2 Bay Leaves
- 1 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
- 1 large Onion
- 2 stalks Celery
- 16 oz. bag of cooked Shrimp
- 8 oz. bag of Scallops (I used bay scallops)
- 6 Lobster tails
- 1 lb. Gnocchi (you may substitute with 1 large potato)
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- In a medium Dutch Oven or Soup Pot add olive oil and butter.
- Saute lobster, shrimp, and scallop meat over medium high heat until cooked through. This will take just a few minutes.
- Remove seafood from pot.
- Finely dice onion and celery and add to pot.Add flour and stir until it looks like a thick paste.
- Add heavy cream, and milk and stir together with your rue until thickened.
- Add Old Bay seasoning, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper.
- Cook on low heat so as not to scorch for at least 1-2 hours, stirring often.
- Chop shrimp, lobster, and scallops (if using sea scallops).
- Add seafood and gnocchi to pot and cook about 30 min. longer or until gnocchi is cooked and seafood is hot.
- Serve with sprinkled Old Bay seasoning on top of bowl of soup.
Preparation time: 30 minute(s)
Cooking time: 2 hour(s) 30 minute(s)
Number of servings (yield): 8
Culinary tradition: USA (General)