Smoked Cod and Lobster Chowder

A delicious chowder is always in season. Keep reading to find out how to make this one for dinner tonight!

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  • 3 lbs. smoked cod
  • 1 lb. cooked lobster meat
  • 1 lb. unsalted butter
  • 2 Cups onion, minced
  • 2 Cups leek, 1/4″ diced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tsp. fresh thyme
  • 6 Cups Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and 1/2″ diced
  • 1 Cup dry white wine
  • 5 Cups fish fume (or, substitute bottled clam juice)
  • 5 Cups heavy cream
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Curly parsley, stemmed and chopped


  1. Soak the smoked cod in a bowl of cold water for one hour.
  2. Cut cod and lobster meat into 1/2-inch pieces.
  3. In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add onions, leeks, herbs and potatoes. Cook until onions are soft, stirring often so mixture does not brown.
  4. Add the white wine and heavy cream, and bring to a boil for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add the fish fume/clam juice, then the smoked cod and simmer until the cod is fork-tender.
  6. Add the lobster pieces at the very end, and season the chowder with salt and pepper.
  7. Ladle into eight bowls and garnish with parsley if desired.

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