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Cape Breton Seafood Chowder

A hearty, rich Cape Breton seafood chowder recipe from Inverness' Cabot Links. Recipe shared with permission.
Course: Lunch, Soup
Cuisine: Canadian
Keyword: seafood chowder, Nova Scotia seafood chowder, Cape Breton seafood chowder
Author: Cabot Links


  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups potatoes peeled, diced
  • 1/2 cup leeks cleaned, diced
  • 1/4 cup carrots peeled, diced
  • 1/4 cup celery diced
  • 1/4 pound scallops
  • 1/2 pound haddock cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1/6 pound lobster cooked or uncooked
  • 1/2 cup cooked crumbled bacon
  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Place water,¬†potatoes, leeks, carrots and celery in a large pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 15-20 minutes until vegetables are tender.
  • Add scallops and simmer 5 minutes.
  • Add haddock and, if using uncooked¬†lobster, add it here. Simmer 5 minutes.
  • If using cooked lobster add it here with the bacon and cream. Simmer 10 minutes.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.