Juneau resident e-mails seafood chowder recipe

Posted: Sunday, January 24, 2010

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L.D., of Juneau, e-mails: "Growing up in Alaska, my mom made this recipe whenever she needed a quick meal or wanted to use up the fish left in the freezer. It's still one of our favorites, even after more than 30 years."

Thank you, L.D., for sharing a family remembrance and recipe with our readers. Please keep those recipes coming.

Seafood chowder

2 large red potatoes, cubed

1 ½ onion, chopped

4 tablespoon tomato paste

4 bay leaves

4 cloves garlic, chopped

¼ cup parsley

1 sprig dill

½ tablespoon thyme

3 cups chicken stock

1 cup white wine

2 pounds seafood: ¾ lbs scallops, ¾ lbs shrimp and ½ lb halibut

Basil olive oil

Add 2 tablespoon basil olive oil (if not available, add 1 tablespoon basil to olive oil) to stock pot. Add onion and potatoes, sauté together until onions are transparent. Add tomato paste, bay leaves, herbs, garlic, chicken stock and white wine. Simmer 30/40 minutes or till potatoes are tender.

Devain shrimp, if scallops are large, cut in half and cube halibut.

Add scallops and halibut to soup and cook 5 minutes, then add shrimp and cook another 5 minutes or till shrimp turns pink.

Serve with a green salad and crusty bread.

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