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Seafood Chowder

This one-pot wonder couldn’t be simpler – wholesome and comforting, this aromatic chowder is full of flavour and beautiful seafood.



  • 300g new potatoes, halved   
  • 75g sliced squid   
  • 200g raw shell on prawns   
  • 1kg live mussels   
  • 1 onion, sliced   
  • 200g streaky bacon, chopped   
  • Olive oil   
  • A pinch of mace   
  • A pinch of saffron   
  • 1 tsp Cayenne pepper   
  • 500ml fish stock   
  • 4 tbsp single cream   
  • 4 tbsp chopped chives   
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley   
  • Salt and pepper   
  1. Rinse the mussels under cold running water while you sauté the onion and bacon in a large pan for about 5 mins.   
  2. Add the potatoes and stock and bring to a gentle boil for 10 mins. Add the seafood and spices, and cook for a further 5 mins.    
  3. Remove any unopened mussels and add the cream and pepper. Stir well and check the seasoning.   
  4. Stir in the herbs and serve with a crusty baguette and green salad. 

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