Seasons Seafood Chowder

Photo of: Seasons by Atlantica Chowder 2016
Comfort food, like this chowder recipe from Seasons by Atlantica,  was made to help us get through winter. Pick up some fresh seafood from a local retailer and vegetables from your closest farmers’ market and then pair your chowder with a Nova Scotia beer or wine. With all those ingredients and this recipe – you are set for cold weather survival!


1 onion, diced
2 ribs celery, diced
1 large potato, diced
2 Tbsp dill  (or to your taste)
6 oz butter
6 oz flour
250ml hot fish stock
1 L 35% cream
500ml milk (we suggest trying FoxHill Cheese Housepasteurized, non-homogenized milk)
Seafood: anything you like and as much as you like (suggested: diced haddock, shrimp, scallops, lobster, salmon, mussels)

*Local seafood is available from  Aquaprime Mussel RanchArichat Seafood MarketClearwater SeafoodsEvan’s Seafoods & RestaurantFisherman’s Market International or Masstown Market.
Use local bacon from Meadowbrook Meat Market or The Pork Shop.


  1. Sauté the onions and celery in the butter until softened, over low to medium heat.
  2. Add the dill and stir well to combine.
  3. Add the flour and stir well to combine while making a roux.
  4. Add your warm stock in two batches, stirring well in between so you don’t have any lumps.
  5. Add the potatoes and then the cream and milk.
  6. Turn up the heat slightly and bring to a simmer, stirring frequently to prevent scorching on the bottom of your pot.
  7. Once the potatoes are cooked through but not mush, add your seafood.
  8. Remember to season your seafood and have the pieces cut roughly the same size so that they all cook through equally.
  9. Simmer until the fish is just cooked through, don’t overcook the seafood.
  10. Adjust the consistency with a little more cream or milk if needed.
  11. Adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper.
  12. Enjoy with a Nova Scotia craft beer or cider

Recipe provided by: Seasons by Atlantica

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