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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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — February 8, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    This chowder sounds amazing, and can’t believe you made it in the slow cooker!
    I am not sure of our plans for V-Day. We just moved, so we don’t know any babysitters (we usually don’t go out anyway). Probably just have a special family night.

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — February 8, 2012 at 8:34 pm

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — February 8, 2012 at 8:35 pm

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    Tracey — February 8, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    Congratulations on your blogiversary! As of now, we don’t have any plans for V-Day, but we’ll probably end up cooking a special meal and eating at home.

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    Tracey — February 8, 2012 at 8:51 pm

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    Tracey — February 8, 2012 at 8:51 pm

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    Terri — February 8, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    This chowder sounds awesome! For Valentine’s day: quiet dinner at home, maybe even this chowder.

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    Iris — February 8, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    This lobster soup sounds great.
    For valentines day we’ll probably stick with our tradition of not making plans so that anything we do will be a pleasant surprise. But I think I’m planning on making heart shaped pancakes for family in the morning. :)

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    Jennifer | Mother Thyme — February 8, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    I need this soup in my life! Can’t wait to try. What am I doing for Valentine’s Day? Cooking a delicious dinner with a yummy and festive dessert to enjoy with my hubby and kiddos. :)

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    Jennifer | Mother Thyme — February 8, 2012 at 11:07 pm

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    Jennifer | Mother Thyme — February 8, 2012 at 11:09 pm
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    Denise Stock — February 8, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    Well I’m working that nite but on Monday I’ll be spending it with my hubby and 2 grandsons babysitting for my daughter who will be working. …. well have dinner and then make Valentines for their mom. Well also make some kind of sweet so they can surprise there mom on Tuesday morning before school….After 41 years with my hubby , who makes everyday valentines day, it will be fun to pass the love on to my daughter and show my grandkids that it’s best to give than to receive!

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    Jennifer | Mother Thyme — February 8, 2012 at 11:11 pm

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    Margaret — February 8, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    We’re making a homemade meal together and having a Cupcake fondue. :-)

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    Nicholas — February 8, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    That lobster chowder looks amazing!! I’m planning on surprising my girlfriend with a trip to the ice skating rink.

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    Margaret — February 8, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    I’m following you on Twitter @bite_size_baker too!

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    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com — February 8, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    Congrats on the blog milestones :)

    I want to slurp on the slow cooked lobster chowder. Like, right now!!

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    Nikita — February 8, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    For Valentines Day I plan on cooking my boyfriend and I a great homemade meal! I actually stumbled upon this website when looking for some great soup ideas, due to it being so cold out–and I absolutely love the recipe! I do plan on making this for my valentines day dinner! :)

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    Nikita — February 9, 2012 at 12:01 am

    I liked Baked by Rachel on Facebook! :D I support you all the way girl! Great Recipes!

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    Nikita — February 9, 2012 at 12:03 am

    AND! I shared your link via facebook! Like I said, support you all the way! :D

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    Peggy Martineau — February 9, 2012 at 1:57 am

    Great recipe. Forwarded it to my single son who has a new crockpot. Going for a long hike on the beach mid morning then a beach side restaurant for lunch,

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    Sara — February 9, 2012 at 3:02 am

    Going to spend it with the loves of my life…my husband, son and brand new baby girl :)

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — February 9, 2012 at 8:25 am

    Happy happy blogiversary, Rachel!!!!! This is quite the way to celebrate! The food is good and the dishes are so cute! I am going to be celebrating Vakentine’s day by…um who knows :) Maybe dinner? We aren’t planners lol!

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    missy — February 9, 2012 at 9:57 am

    I will be spending Valentines alone. My husband has basketball games that he has to coach that evening. He’ll be busy until 10pm. Sigh!

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    Evelyn R — February 9, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    No special plans for Valentine’s…..my husband is working

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    Evelyn R — February 9, 2012 at 12:07 pm

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    Missy Flickinger — February 9, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    Low key at home this Valentines day because 4 days later we are headed to the FLORIDA KEYS for a week of scuba and fun!!!

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    Catherine — February 9, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    not any special plans… might cook something nicer than usual :)

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    Catherine — February 9, 2012 at 6:27 pm

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    Sarah R. — February 9, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    For Valentine’s Day this year, I’m baking special goodies for my boyfriend – chocolate dipped pretzels and chocolate chip cookie dough cupcakes! I’ll be trying not to eat TOO many before I give them to him :)

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    Sarah R. — February 9, 2012 at 8:50 pm
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    Jenny — February 9, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Staying home and making some lobster risotto for dinner and mini mixed berry gluten-free cobblers for dessert.

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    Jenny — February 9, 2012 at 9:13 pm

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    Jenny — February 9, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    I tweeted about the giveaway! (@Creatively_GF) (side note…those colors are beautiful.)

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    krysten — February 9, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    I follow you on Twitter! These are adorable! Oh.my.goodness!

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    krysten — February 9, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    I’m also a fan on Facebook! Crossing my fingers :)

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    Deb Smith — February 9, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    Our plan is a romantic evening in. Still trying to figure out the menu, but we know it will definitely include chocolate!

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    Todd — February 9, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    For Valentine’s Day, I am taking my lovely wife to our favorite restaurant in town that is having a special prix fix (spelling?) menu. I am not sure what is on the menu, but they have wonderful food.

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