Okay – so this recipe is far from healthy. But as a dietitian I know that sometimes it is okay for the occasional treat! This one will be something I make maybe once a year – it was so very delicious! Enjoy sparingly.
Seafood Chowder – source: Dairy Goodness Recipe from Dairy Farmers of Canada
2 strips bacon
1 medium onion, diced
1 stalk celery, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp rice flour
1 cup bottle clam juice or 1 cup gluten free chicken stock
1 cup 35% cream
8 oz scallops
8 oz raw medium-size shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 1/2 cups diced cooked potatoes
1 cup canned corn niblets
1 can crab (optional…do not use imitation crab as it usually contains wheat as a filler/binder)
2 tbsp finely chopped fresh dill
1/2 tsp hot pepper sauce (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste
1. Cook bacon in large saucepan until crisp; crumble and set aside. Drain all but 1 tbsp fat from pan. Add onion, celery and garlic; cook stirring until soft about 5 minutes.
2. Stir in flour until combined. Whisk in clam juice making sure there are no flour lumps. Add cream. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Add scallops and shrimp; cook until scallops are opaque and shrimp is pink about 5 min. Add potatoes, corn and crab; heat through. Add dill, hot pepper sauce, salt and pepper. Serve sprinkled with bacon.
3. Enjoy with a green salad and crispy GF toast or biscuits!