Slow Cooker Lobster Chowder

It’s hard to believe two years have passed already. I started this journey as a way to share my adventures in the kitchen and favorite recipes. I truly didn’t expect anyone to read my ramblings, forget actually trying my recipes.

Because parties and celebrations should be shared and because this little blogging thing is even more special because of you, I cooked up something super special to share for my blogging anniversary. This would be wonderful as a special Valentine’s Day meal too.

I’m not entirely sure how the idea hit me, but I’m glad it did. Lobster is one of those things that is usually reserved for special occasions, and this is just that! This is a traditional creamy chowder, spiced just right and loaded with potatoes and lobster. It’s warm, comforting and totally decadent.

Yield: Yields approximately 10-12 servings.

Slow Cooker Lobster Chowder

Ingredients:

1 1/2lb cooked lobster meat
3 1/2C potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 1/2C corn (or 15oz can, drained)
3/4C onion, chopped
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp thyme
1 tsp salt
1 tsp basil
1/2 tsp white ground pepper
1 tsp dried minced garlic
1/4C flour, optional (used for extra thickness)
1 jalapeno, diced
4 slices of bacon, thick cut
1 1/2C lobster stock
3 1/2C Half and half

Directions:

Add all ingredients to slow cooker, minus lobster meat and bacon. Stir gently.

Cook bacon. Drain on paper towels. Chop and set aside. Carefully add bacon grease to slow cooker.

Cover and cook on high for 5 hours or low for 10.

Prepare lobster meat, by cutting into bite size pieces. When one hour remains, add cooked lobster meat to slow cooker. Gently stir. Cover and continue to cook.

Divide among bowls. If desired, sprinkle with chopped bacon and serve with crackers. Store chilled in airtight containers for up to several days.

-Bacon is optional.
-I used Bar Harbor brand lobster stock. This will be located near the other various stocks. If you can't find this, feel free to use seafood stock instead.


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    Jenny — February 12, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    No special plans for Valentine’s Day…my husband works very late every day. We went out for lunch today after church (and don’t tell him I just ordered a LeCreuset pot!)

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    Kate — February 12, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    On Valentines day I’ll be heading to Goodfood’s co-op with my honey and buying two filets of chilean sea bass to be baked over a bed of red potatoes and onions. We prefer to splurge on something special and make it at home instead of going out to a fancy restaurant– nothing’s better than cooking delicious food with someone you love!
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    Helen @Helen's Cooking — February 13, 2012 at 12:27 am

    Ohh, this is so amazing! I love lobster and everything with it. Thank you for the inspiration!

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    Aggie — February 21, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    I’ve seen that brand/stock plenty of times but never thought to try it out! This soup sounds great, I’m actually thinking it would be awesome with crab which is something I usually pick up (have never bought lobster!) for special occasions.

    I know I’m late, but congrats on two years! Happy to have met you & your blog :)

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    Jeana Abell — February 10, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    Hopefully, my honey and I will cook dinner together and then curl up with the kids for a great movie… I already ordered some fantastic Pinot Noir. I dislike the cliché of going out for dinner on Valentines Day, and besides, my birthday is the day after!

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