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This recipe for BAY SCALLOP CHOWDER, by , is from Mary Jo's Family Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Mary Jo Creevy
Added: Tuesday, November 4, 2008


2 T. butter
1 onion, chopped
½ c. chopped carrots
½ c. chopped celery
1 small red bell pepper, chopped
1 c. chopped red potatoes, unpeeled
¼ tsp. dried oregano
2 (8-oz.) bottles clam juice
1 pound bay scallops
2 c. ½ n ½
¼ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. coarsely ground black pepper
½ c. chopped fresh parsley

Melt butter in a large heavy saucepan. Add onion, carrots, celery, bell pepper, potatoes and oregano. Sauté 10 minutes. Add clam juice and scallops. Cook 5 minutes. Add half and half, salt and pepper; cook until thoroughly heated. Stir in parsley. Serves 4.




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