Scallop Chowder

First, I must confess.....I was at the garden center when the gates opened at 7:30 this morning. I bought more mums. As if you haven't already figured it out, I have a bit of a problem. I am totally obsessive. When I start a project, I always get carried away. It drove me crazy not having a garden this year because of the stink bug problem, so I am making up for it now. It remains to be seen if not having a garden helped with the bugs. But, my friends had horrible gardens this year so I am glad I passed. I only bought 50 mums but I bought a bunch of other flowers. So, today is planting day again. And thanks to all of the rain wishes, we had a downpour this morning! Woohoo!

Back to the chowder.

First I made more buttermilk sandwich bread. This stuff is the best!

For the chowder, saute' a large diced onion in 3 tablespoons of butter.

Cut some new potatoes into small chunks.

Add the potatoes to the onions and cook for a few minutes.

Sprinkle in some dried thyme, salt and cracked black pepper.

Add 2 cups of seafood or chicken stock, a pint of cream and 3-4 cups of whole milk. Add 2 pounds of bay scallops.

Simmer gently until potatoes are cooked through....about 30 minutes. Do not boil!

Add 1/4 cup of Pernod. Or use some fresh tarragon. I used both. Don't skip this step, it makes the recipe.

I served it with some fresh sourdough rolls for dipping.

You could substitute a white fish like cod if you can't get scallops.

I have no idea how this photo of the sandwich bread rising got in here. I need to speak to The Blog Tech. A few of you asked where you can find his store. You might just have fun looking at some of the Halloween stuff before it is gone from my collection forever! Just click on his "feed me' photo on my sidebar and it will take you to his store!

I am off to play in the dirt!


Pricilla said…
Mmmm, pernod. I'm sure it does add a lovely flavor.
john is standing over my shoulder asking...when do i get THAT !!!!?????

looks great...

and you KNOW i LOVE those cute loaf pans !!!

kary and l'il teddy
Tournesol said…
Wow, that looks great. Chowder it one of my husband's favorites and I've never made it. Definitely will be making this one sooner than later, Thanks!
My Rare One went nuts one year with geraniums. She got some kind of a "deal" and the next thing I knew every pot and planter she could scrape together was sitting in our yard, bursting with geraniums.
Yes Ma'am, I could eat a pot full of the chowder and a loaf of bread. But...If I were there and you served this, I would have a single bowl and one slice of bread.
Guillaume said…
More fishy delights!
Anonymous said…
Only fifty mums :-) :-) :-)

I love anything with scallops :-) But I´ve realized that I´m the only one up here where I live now days :-) :-) I guess that it helps growing up by the ocean :-)

I´m glad You finally got rain and I hope You´ll get more if You want to!

Have a great day!
Anonymous said…
I was just telling my husband this morning about you buying all the mums,, I wasn't being rude or anything,, just saying that you ahve a beautiul yard and um,,, that he should consider himself lucky I didn't have a yard,, ha ha .Sorry it was all good though.I've been reading your blog for years,,silently,, just started commenting when I started my own blog and understood how!I do speak of you often because we use a lot of your recipes,, so if you ears ever start burning just know that someone way up in Canada is talking about you,, all good though!!This looks like another winner and you make the best bread ever!! I would say keep going to the garden center until they post your photo at the front,, ( with a sign,, don't sell anymore to this woman),, have a great rest of your day!!
Barb said…
The chowder and bread pictures make me very hungry!!Thanks for the information on the Blog Tech's store. I have my eye on it!!
Marigold said…
Scallops are simply one of the goatmother's most favorite things in the world - other than goats, of course. She can't wait to try this!
Blessed be!
That sounds like just what I need a bowl of right now! Yum!
Carole said…
Jaz, thanks for adding this yummy chowder to the scallopy collection. Cheers
Carole said…
Jaz, it would be great if you added this to the new Food on Friday:Scallop collection which is just getting under way over at Carole's chatter. Cheers