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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    Dianna — February 10, 2012 at 1:10 am

    No special plans for Valentine’s Day….just working and going to class in the evening.

    Thanks for the receipe…looking forward to trying it out.

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    Rochelle — February 10, 2012 at 1:46 am

    We will be going out for dinner and a movie. A nice night off from cooking. Thanks!

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    EMILY — February 10, 2012 at 6:26 am

    I work third shift on valentines day, but the hopefully the hubby will suprise me somehow!

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    Gigi — February 10, 2012 at 9:11 am

    My husband surprised me by making plans for our family to go to a hockey game! He works six nights a week and is taking Saturday off do we can all go out together. This is a big deal and we can’t wait!

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    Aimee — February 10, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    I think for Valentine’s Day, I’m making this! It looks fabulous! Other than that, I don’t know what we’ll do… our daughter was born on Valentine’s Day so for the last 20 years it’s been all about her birthday… now she is married and going away with her husband, so we are actually free to celebrate Valentine’s Day as a couple… the possibilities are ENDLESS!

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    Erin — February 10, 2012 at 1:09 pm

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    natalie (the sweets life) — February 10, 2012 at 3:34 pm

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    Beth — February 10, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    The 13th is my birthday so we celebrate then and are partied out by the 14th. We do a little something for the kids but it’s usually just a normal day school, dishes,laundry, collapse into bed. Bmoore_mamabee at hotmail dot com

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    Matt mmWine Horbund — February 10, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    On Valentines day, I plan on flying from FL to CA and spending time with my honey who’s there on work. She hates traveling alone, so I’m making the trek for her!
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    I don’t have any plans for Valentine’s Day–yet ;)
    Usually the kids & I make heart-shaped sugar cookies, but our schedules are pretty busy. Maybe my husband will surprise me?
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    Zoe Packman — February 11, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    Unfortunately, I don’t really have any plans this Valentines. Studying and class :(

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    Melanie — February 11, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    For Valentines Day we are planning to cook a meal together and spend some quality time together!
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