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Saturday, September 1, 2012

Whip Up A Batch Of Homemade Seafood Chowder

Seafood Platter for One ($55) from Ocean Beach...
Seafood Platter for One ($55) from Ocean Beach Hotel, Shellharbour NSW 2528 Australia (Photo credit: Vanessa Pike-Russell)
By Bradley Berry

It is always a lot of fun to learn brand-new recipes and try brand-new foods. Why not whip up a batch of homemade seafood chowder if you get a kick out of trying brand-new dishes in your kitchen? It may seem like something you would only discover at a fancy dining establishment, however you can easily make it too.


There are actually not that many ingredients required for a scrumptious homemade chowder. You will need lobster meat, fish fillets, scallops, mussels or clams, flour, potatoes, water, onions, cream, milk, salt, cayenne pepper, and butter or margarine. There are lots of different recipes for seafood chowder, but this is an ideal recipe for someone who enjoys all seafood and prefers the taste of a genuine chowder.


It is always crucial to follow the directions to a tee, especially when making a seafood dish. Begin by cooking all of the seafood, mixing it in together, then add in the flour. Cook this together for merely a couple of minutes, saut? the onions in a different pan with some oil. Add everything in together and use enough water simply to cover over the tops of the potatoes. Cook till the potatoes are tender and add the remaining ingredients. Simmer on low to allow the flavors to all mix in together and give you that thick, creamy chowder taste.

Depending on the amount of seafood you use, you might have to cook it for slightly longer. You can additionally keep it on reduced heat for additional time if you prefer the flavors to be richer.

The most essential steps to remember when making homemade seafood chowder are:

* Use fresh seafood

* Follow the directions in order

* Refrigerate any unused portions

Seafood chowder should never be boiled, due to the fact that you want the seafood and potatoes to be tender but not overcooked.

With these tips in mind, anyone can make a mouth watering seafood chowder at home to savor. Remember, you can always add in some of your own ingredients to individualize your dish and make it all your very own. Test new things and have fun with it, as long as you keep the basic, staple ingredients to avoid losing that trademark seafood chowder flavor. You also want to beware if you do decide to add in any added ingredients, to avoid taking away from the rest of the flavors. Pick ingredients that compliment the others, not that are going to be too powerful and take away from them.

Seafood chowder is a staple dish in many houses, and is absolutely one worth trying if you never have before. Even if you are just a beginner at cooking, you can take on this dish and look like a gourmet chef, and impress all your family and friends.

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