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Sylvia's Shrimp and Scallop Chowder


This is easy to make and full of flavor. Perfect for warming up on those cold weather days!

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  • 1 pound shrimp (uncooked)
  • 1 pound scallops (uncooked)
  • 1 stick butter (divided)
  • 2 celery stalks (chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 small onion (chopped)
  • 16 oz. package of frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1 – 2 teaspoons Cajun Powder
  • 1 – 2 tablespoons Old Bay Seasoning
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 – 3 cups milk


Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 30mins
Adapted from


Step 1

Step 1 – Shrimp and Scallops
Melt ½ stick of butter
Add shrimp and scallops
Add 1- 2 teaspoons Cajun Powder
Cook until shrimp and scallops are completely cooked
Set aside.
Step 2 – Chowder
Melt ½ stick butter in a large deep pot.
Add flour and cook until light brown
Add celery, garlic and onion
Add Old Bay Seasoning and cook until medium brown
Add 2 cups Chicken Broth and stir constantly for a minute
Add 2 cups of milk and keep stirring about a minute
Add frozen vegetables, continue stirring about a minute
Add the shrimp and scallops (including remaining butter)
The consistency should be that of a soup so if it is too thick, add more milk as needed.

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