Slow Cooker Lobster Chowder {giveaway closed}

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.

**Giveaway is now closed**

To celebrate two years of blogging and as a thank you, I’m giving away one set of 3 Le Creuset mini cocottes to one lucky reader. (colors shown in above photo)

The nitty gritty: You must be 18 years of age and have a US shipping address to enter. Giveaway will run from Feb 7, 2012 – Feb 12, 2012 (midnight EST). One winner will be randomly chosen and contacted via e-mail Feb 13, 2012. Winner has 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen. Main entry must be done or bonus entries will not count. Duplicate entries will be deleted.

Giveaway sponsored by Baked by Rachel (or me). :) Good luck!


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394 Responses to “Slow Cooker Lobster Chowder {giveaway closed}”

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    Julia — February 7, 2012 at 8:08 am

    I don’t have plans yet :( I need to get on that! I think my husband would love this soup, so maybe Ill make this!

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    Renee — February 7, 2012 at 8:08 am

    I plan to make a nice dinner for my husband for Valentine’s Day. Very low key.

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    Renee — February 7, 2012 at 8:08 am

    I like “Baked by Rachel” on facebook

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    Julia — February 7, 2012 at 8:08 am

    I like you on fb

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    Renee — February 7, 2012 at 8:09 am

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    Julia — February 7, 2012 at 8:09 am

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    Renee — February 7, 2012 at 8:10 am
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    Renee — February 7, 2012 at 8:11 am

    Oh, and congratulations on your 2 year blogversary. Tomorrow is my blog’s 6 month blogversary.

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    judith — February 7, 2012 at 8:19 am

    I plan to make a fabulous dinner for those I love most.

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    Crystal @EatDrinkCleveland — February 7, 2012 at 8:19 am

    Congrats on your blogversary! For Valentine’s Day, I’ll make my sweetie dinner at home then we’ll go out for some Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream and walk around Chagrin Falls, OH if it’s not too cold.

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    Julie @ Table for Two — February 7, 2012 at 8:24 am

    happy blogiversary!! this sounds so delicious :) I plan on relaxing with my bf on valentine’s day — we’ll probably cook dinner together or something of the sort :)

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    Julie @ Table for Two — February 7, 2012 at 8:25 am

    I already like you on facebook

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    Julie @ Table for Two — February 7, 2012 at 8:25 am

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    Julie @ Table for Two — February 7, 2012 at 8:26 am

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    Julie @ Table for Two — February 7, 2012 at 8:26 am
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    Crystal @EatDrinkCleveland — February 7, 2012 at 8:27 am

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    Crystal @EatDrinkCleveland — February 7, 2012 at 8:28 am

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    Crystal @EatDrinkCleveland — February 7, 2012 at 8:30 am
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    Kita — February 7, 2012 at 8:33 am

    A, bacon is never optional. ;) B, Congratulations on two years!!! This chowder is totally drool worthy!

    I have no idea what I am doing for Valentine’s day. I have to travel through Sunday for work, so there goes any weekend plans and Handsome has a full credit load at school after work on the weekdays. We may see each other again sometime in March. T.T

    I follow ya where ever I can and tweeted :D

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    Kita — February 7, 2012 at 8:33 am

    That last line made me sound like a stalker…. >.>

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    chris@thekeenancookbook — February 7, 2012 at 8:37 am

    Happy blogiversary! We are staying in with baby,but ill be cooking something nice(and cleaning too!)

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    Kaitlin — February 7, 2012 at 8:37 am

    I’m not the biggest Valentine’s Day fan so I think we will have a normal night in :)

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    Kaitlin — February 7, 2012 at 8:37 am

    I like you on facebook

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    Kaitlin — February 7, 2012 at 8:38 am

    I follow you on twitter

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    Kaitlin — February 7, 2012 at 8:38 am

    I tweeted about the giveaway.

    Happy blogiversary and thanks for hosting such a great giveaway!!

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    Janet — February 7, 2012 at 8:39 am

    Making a fancy dinner for 2 at home – and this Lobster Chowder just made it into the appetizer course!

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    Hope @ With A Side Of Hope — February 7, 2012 at 8:41 am

    My plans for Valentine’s Day are that my fiance and I are planning on going out to dinner and seeing The Vow after :)

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    Hope @ With A Side Of Hope — February 7, 2012 at 8:41 am

    I follow you on Twitter!

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    Emily K — February 7, 2012 at 8:42 am

    I’m going to make my favorite sweet of all time (walnut-stuffed Turkish figs soaked in soy milk, rolled in sesame seeds, and baked to perfection) and crack open a bottle of Italian craft beer my boyfriend and I shelved last winter after our trip to Tuscany. Now that sounds like an evening primed for love to me :)

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    Victoria — February 7, 2012 at 8:43 am

    That looks amazing! For Valentine’s Day, I plan to do whatever my boyfriend has planned, but he told me he hates Valentine’s Day, soo….hmm…I should probably make my own plans.. :)

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    Cassie @ bake your day — February 7, 2012 at 8:57 am

    Beautiful photos, Rachel. This chowder sounds amazing! My husband and I teach a class on Tuesday nights so our Valentine’s day will be spent with about 12 other adults at church.

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    Angie @ Bigbearswife — February 7, 2012 at 8:57 am

    Happy Blogiversary!!

    For valentines, I have no idea what we are doing haha. We don’t do a lot for valentines day, we’ll probably go out to dinner the day after haha, to miss the crowds :)

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    Angie @ Bigbearswife — February 7, 2012 at 8:57 am

    I Like’ Baked by Rachel on Facebook

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    Angie @ Bigbearswife — February 7, 2012 at 8:58 am

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    Angie @ Bigbearswife — February 7, 2012 at 8:59 am

    I tweeted this on twitter! I just entered to win a mini Le Creuset set from Baked by Rachel @rachelcurrier Enter here: http://tinyurl.com/6lzpze6 #giveaway

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    Connie Bolick Lee — February 7, 2012 at 9:01 am

    My husband and I will probably go out to eat.

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    Connie Bolick Lee — February 7, 2012 at 9:03 am

    I like Baked by Rachel on facebook

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    Connie Bolick Lee — February 7, 2012 at 9:04 am

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    Mike — February 7, 2012 at 9:06 am

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    Connie Bolick Lee — February 7, 2012 at 9:06 am

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    Connie Bolick Lee — February 7, 2012 at 9:07 am

    I tweeted the giveaway

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    Mike — February 7, 2012 at 9:08 am

    I don’t have any plans for myself because I’m currently unattached – sigh- but I am in the process of getting together little pkgs. for my great-nieces and a few of my best online friend’s kids.

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    jen — February 7, 2012 at 9:52 am

    cooking dinner with my kiddos :)

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    amanda @ fake ginger — February 7, 2012 at 9:56 am

    YUM!! I’ve never even heard of lobster chowder but I want some!

    No plans for VDay as of now. I’m not sure we’ve ever done anything actually. He’ll buy me flowers and I bought him a dirty card. Typical for us. :P

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    amanda @ fake ginger — February 7, 2012 at 9:57 am

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    Erin — February 7, 2012 at 9:58 am

    As of right now I have no plans for Vday. But in other news these little pots are so cute!

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