Thai Lime Ginger Seafood Chowder
June 7, 2012 · Print This Article
3 Tbsp peanut oil
1 yellow onion, minced
1 Tbsp minced garlic
2 tsp grated lime zest
2 tsp minced lemongrass
1 Tbsp fresh ginger, peeled and grated
2 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1 1/2 cups fish stock
2 cups coconut milk
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, pureed with 1 Tbsp water
1 Tbsp lime juice
1 Tbsp brown sugar
Salt to taste
2 small cucumbers, peeled and quartered lengthwise, seeded, then cut into small chunks
1 lb fish fillets, use white fish that is firm, cut into 2 inch chunks
1/2 lb medium size shrimp, peeled and de-veined
1/2 lb small sea scallops
1/2 lb lump crab meat
1/2 lb clam strips
In a large soup pot over medium heat, add peanut oil and onion, and cook stirring about 4 to 5 minutes or until just getting translucent.
To soup pot add garlic, lime zest, lemongrass, ginger, coriander, cumin, and black pepper, cooking and stirring for 3 to 4 minutes until fragrant.
Add fish stock, coconut milk, pureed cilantro, lime juice, and brown sugar and bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer slowly for about 4 to 5 minutes, then season with salt to taste.
Add to the soup pot the cucumbers and the fish and simmer slowly for 8 to 10 minutes or until fish is opaque, then add the remaining seafood and simmer an additional 5 to 8 minutes or until the shrimp have turned pink. Serve hot with salad on the side and crusty bread.
Serves 4 to 6.