Easy Seafood Chowder from At The Picket Fence


A rich and creamy seafood chowder with fresh dill comes together in under an hour for simple and hearty meal.

Guest post from At The Picket Fence

 Hi there! I’m Vanessa and I’m so thrilled to be visiting here at Cheryl’s place today! I’m co-author, along with my sister Heather, of the lifestyle blog At the Picket Fence where we have everything from crafts to DIY projects to yummy recipes like the one I’m going to be sharing with you today.

I don’t know about your house, but at ours, fall means it’s time to dig back into some of our favorite soup recipes and this one isn’t just a favorite…it is THE favorite!

Seafood chowder with smoked salmon and dill from  Recipe at

 Here’s the thing though…this isn’t even my recipe. It’s my husband’s! Yep, that’s right, I’ve got a guy who likes to cook and you don’t have to tell me that I struck gold because I already know it! He made this one New Year’s Day a few years ago and I think we might have eaten the entire pot of it in one sitting. Picture me hanging my head in shame!

Seafood chowder with smoked salmon and dill from  Recipe at

 Over the years he’s played around with the recipe and once he added the smoked salmon we all declared it perfect. I mean, really, can you go wrong with chunks of smoked salmon, shrimp, potatoes and dill? I think not!

Seafood chowder with smoked salmon and dill from  Recipe at


Smoked Salmon Chowder

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Smoked Salmon Chowder

A rich and creamy seafood chowder with fresh dill comes together in under an hour for simple and hearty meal. Recipe from At The Picket Fence


  • 5 bacon slices, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 medium onion, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 3 celery ribs, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1 lb. boiling potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 lb. smoked salmon cut into 1 inch pieces (or fresh salmon trimmed of dark flesh)
  • 1 lb. bay shrimp
  • 2 tbsp. chopped fresh dill or 1 tbsp. dried dill
  • 1 tbsp. unsalted butter


  1. Cook bacon in a heavy pot over medium heat until crisp. Transfer to paper towels to drain. In the same pot add onion, celery, potatoes, salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally until onion is softened (appx. 5-7 minutes). Stir in water and bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, covered, until potatoes are almost tender.
  2. Add milk and simmer, uncovered, until potatoes are tender. Stir in salmon, shrimp, dill and butter and simmer until shrimp (and salmon if
  3. uncooked) is cooked through (appx. 3-4 minutes). Serve sprinkled with bacon.

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I guarantee that if you have seafood lovers in your house they will be asking for this chowder over and over again. And if you don’t have seafood lovers, well, this might just convert them! Thank you so much for letting me hang out with you here today and I hope you will come by and visit us sometime At the Picket Fence!

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Cheryl Sousan

A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog,, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+


  1. What a great chowder just in time for these wonderful Fall days….not sure what I like more…the recipe or the photography!!
    Both fabulous!!

  2. Thanks so much for letting me share this soup recipe with your readers here today Cheryl! 🙂

  3. Oh my, that sounds so delicious!! I love a good chowder.

  4. looks amazing and great guest post!

  5. OMGosh this looks delicious, Vanessa! Holy yum. Pinned and shared on FB/Twitter. xo

  6. Looks delicious! Perfect for a cool fall night!

  7. That’s one of my favorite things about the cooler weather, I get to curl up with a nice bowl of soup like this.

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  9. Vanessa – love the sound of this chowder, especially now that the weather is turning cooler!

  10. this looks so good! love those picket fence girls!

  11. Such a sucker for a big bowl of seafood chowder. We make a batch every winter and freeze a chunk of it. This looks so wonderful!

  12. Lovely chowder! I love that salmon in it, and the soup looks so nice and creamy. I adore a good chowder on a rainy autumn day.

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