I'm not one of those food bloggers that take beautiful step-by-step pictures as they're making their food item. I wish I was, but the lighting in my kitchen is not good and there's always shadows on the item. The other reason I don't make a good food blogger is because I forget to take pictures along the way.
I started out with this picture of celery picked from my garden. I love it!
Then I skipped a couple steps and now you see the bacon frying.
What you don't see is the celery, onion, and garlic sauteing. Next I've added flour for thickening, water, and chicken bouillon to season, and cook until thick.
Oh, where does the "seafood" come in? I added some halibut to it after the potatoes were done and let it cook another 15 minutes. The very last step was adding some milk.
Imagine.... 30 minutes later and you've ladled this wonderful chowder into your bowl. Add a dollop of butter, some salt and pepper, and you've got one of the best meals ever.
This chowder is so versatile. Depending on the mood, I'll add salmon some times. Other times I'll add it all--halibut, crab, shrimp and scallops. But it's a great potato chowder all on its own.
Here's the recipe: