This is another recipe from my Maine relatives. My daughter Tami loves chowder, and this is yummy on a cold day—drives our cat nuts, though! If anyone knows how to keep a cat off the counter, please message. me from the “Contact Me” page of http://www.reneewildes.net because after 10 years of Chandra counter-jumping and trying to stick her paws in the cream, I give up!
1-1/2 lb. haddock (or cod) fillets
1 lb. scallops
2 cans crabmeat
2 cans minced clams
2 cans shrimp
2 qt. milk
1/2 lb. butter
Salt & pepper to taste
Do not throw the cooking water away—reat it like “fish stock” for flavor!
In large kettle, cook fish in salted boiling water until it’s white through & flakes easily with fork. Remove fish, flake with fork & remove bones. Lower heat & simmer scallops in the fish water to cook, about 5 minutes or until done. Cut scallops in bite-sized pieces. Return scallop pieces & flaked fish to the cooking water. Add crabmeat, clams & shrimp—eat long enough to blend, stirring constantly. Add salt & pepper to taste. Add milk & butter until heated through and butter melts. Do not boil. Serve hot, topped with oyster crackers.
And check out this other FAB recipe from my friend: