Seafood Chowder for One
This is one of those go to recipes that I’ve had for years. I have no idea where I first found it, but it is always a favorite, quick to make, full of healthy ingredients and just plain yummy. The best part is, this recipe serves only one person so you won’t have to eat chowder for a week! Don’t forget the hot sourdough!
1 1/3 t. olive oil
½ c. onion, diced
1 c. celery, diced
¼ c. water chestnuts, drained, diced
1 T. fresh parsley
1 T. fresh cilantro
½ t. Worcestershire sauce
Dash hot pepper sauce
2 ¼ oz. medium shrimp, large dice
2 ¼ oz. scallops, large dice
1 t. garlic, minced
1 ¼ c. tomato, chopped
1 c. chicken stock
1 c. 1% milk
2 t. cornstarch
In a medium nonstick sauté pan add oil, onions, water chestnuts, celery, parsley, cilantro, Worcestershire sauce, and hot pepper sauce. Cook until onion and celery are tender.
Add shrimp, scallops, and garlic. Cook an additional 3-5 minutes, until shrimp are pink and scallops are opaque.
Transfer to medium saucepan. Stir in tomato and chicken stock. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 7 minutes.
Add milk and continue to simmer for 3 minutes. Dissolve cornstarch in a little of the stock from the pot. Pour into saucepan and continue cooking, stirring frequently, until stock thickens.