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Seafood chowder with cod fillets and shrimp

I make this soup quite often in the winter. And what a better time to have some heartwarming soup, than this year's winter. The weather has been unseasonably cold in the Midwest with inches upon inches of snow and freezing temperatures. We end up staying inside in the warmth of our homes and experiment with cooking (at least I am). Enjoy this heartwarming soup and for those of you who live in the Midwest, stay safe and warm.

Makes 10 servings (approximately 12 oz each serving).

½ cup olive oil
1 cup diced Canadian bacon
1 cup red onion
1 ½ cup diced celery
1/3 cup parsley
2 tsp garlic
4 cups chicken stock
4 cups diced potatoes
6 oz frozen peas
12 oz large shrimp
1 lbs Cod Atlantic Frozen-At-Sea Fillet
¼ tsp pepper
1 cup skim milk
1 tsp cornstarch
3 tsp water

Saute the Canadian bacon, red onions, garlic and celery in the olive oil (Canadian bacon is less fatty than the usual bacon). Add the potatoes and the chicken stock. Let it cook till the potatoes are tender. Since they are diced, they will cook at approximately 15-20 minutes.

Add the frozen peas and parsley. Add salt and pepper according to taste. Since using the chicken stock and the seafood, you might want to skip the salt altogether. It could end up being too salty. On this dish, I only used a pinch.

Add the milk and let it simmer while you dilute the cornstarch in the water. Add that and then add the shrimp and cod pieces. Cook till the shrimp are pink in color and the soup is heated through. Remove from heat and serve.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 11.401 oz (323.2g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 227
Calories from Fat 98
Total Fat 10.9g
Saturated Fat 1.6g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 69mg
Sodium 414mg
Total Carbohydrates 16.2g
Dietary Fiber 3.0g
Sugars 3.9g
Protein 17.8g

Greek Style Seafood with Herbs and Vegetables

Since it's Lent I'm trying to cook dishes that are free of meat or chicken.  Fish is allowed on certain days of the week. Enjoy this hearty seafood soup.  If not during Lent, during a cold rainy day.

10 servings (approximately 1 ½ cups per serving)

½ cup olive oil
1 cup onion chopped
1 tsp garlic chopped
2 cups celery diced
1 ½ cups carrots diced
4 cups potatoes diced
1 cup chopped parsley
1 lbs cod fillets diced
1 lbs large shrimp
1 15oz can tomato sauce
1 14oz can diced tomatoes
2 15oz cans water + 1 extra 15oz can water
2 tsps. salt
1 tsp. ground pepper
3 bay leaves
¼ tsp cumin
In a Dutch oven, over high heat pour the ½ cup olive oil. Add the chopped onions and garlic. Sauté, until transparent. Add the carrots, celery, and potatoes. Sauté for about 5 minutes, until the vegetables absorb some of the oil. Add the tomato sauce, the diced tomatoes, the two 15oz cans of water, the parsley, salt, pepper, bay leaves, and cumin. Let it come to a boil. Then, turn down the heat to medium and simmer for about one hour until the potatoes are cooked. If you need to add more water, then add the extra 15oz can of water. Depending on what size you diced the potatoes you might need the extra can of water so that the potatoes are cooked.

Towards the last five (5) minutes, add the fish and the shrimp. Let it come to a boil and lower the heat for the last 5 minutes. The fish should be flaky and the shrimp pink colored. Turn off the heat. Serve with some fresh bread.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size  1serving(389.1 g) approximately 1 ½ cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 267
Calories from Fat 109
Total Fat 12.1g
Saturated Fat 1.8g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 113mg
Sodium 853mg 3
Total Carbohydrates 17.7g
Dietary Fiber 4.0g
Sugars 5.3g
Protein 22.5g