Low Carb Seafood Chowder!!


This is my low-carb spin on seafood chowder.  Being from Nova Scotia, I absolutely adore seafood so it is with full East Coast pride that I made this recipe 😀  This tasty recipe offers high protein and some fats (with a little sneaky bacon in there too!)   I replaced the traditional potatoes with cauliflower for a similar texture without all the extra carbs.  Enjoy as an evening meal with your family on a cold winter’s eve.

Serves 6

Ingredients

  • 4 pounds haddock fillets , cut into 3/4 inch pieces
  • 1/4 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 pound bay scallops
  • 2 cans of clams, drained
  • 4 bacon strips, diced
  • 3 medium onions, quartered and thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups diced cauliflower
  • 4 cups cream or coconut milk (NOT skim milk as it is full of sugar!)
  • 2 tablespoons butter or coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Method

  1. Place haddock in a large pan; cover with water. Bake in oven for 30 min at 350 degrees until cooked.   Reserve fish cooking water in a bowl for later.
  2. In a big pot, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp; drain on paper towels. In the oil left in the pot, saute onions until tender. Stir in flour until blended. Gradually stir in reserved cooking liquid. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat. Add cauliflower; cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or until tender.
  3. Add the cream, seafood, butter, parsley, salt, lemon-pepper and pepper; heat through. Sprinkle with bacon.
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