Mussel chowder

Do you love flavorful and creamy soups? Do you love mussels? O.M.G., you’re going to LOVE this low-carb soup. It’s irresistible!
Do you love flavorful and creamy soups? Do you love mussels? O.M.G., you’re going to LOVE this low-carb soup. It’s irresistible!

Ingredients

4 servingservings
USMetric
  • 2 tablespoons 2 tablespoons butter
  • 513 oz. 150 g bacon or pancetta
  • 2 2 garlic clove, finely choppedgarlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 1 yellow onion, finely choppedyellow onions, finely chopped
  • 8 oz. 225 g celery root, diced
  • 1 cup 225 ml water
  • 1 tablespoon 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 2 cups 475 ml heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, finely chopped
  • 1 1 bay leafbay leaves
  • 1 1 fish bouillon cubefish bouillon cubes
  • 8 oz. 225 g canned mussels
  • salt and pepper
  • fresh thyme, for decoration (optional)

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Peel and finely chop garlic and onion. Peel and dice the root celery.
  2. Fry panchetta or bacon in butter until it's really crispy. Remove the bacon from the pan, but leave the fat.
  3. Sauté the vegetables in the same pan for a few minutes until golden. Add thyme and bay leaf.
  4. Add water, bouillon, heavy cream, vinegar and the mussel juice (optional). Bring to a boil, lower the heat and let simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Pepper and salt to taste. Add the mussels and let simmer for a few minutes.
  6. Serve with finely chopped thyme/parsley and the fried bacon.

Tip!

You can heat cold crispy pancetta or bacon in the microwave oven. Twenty seconds on high is usually enough.

Feel free to substitute frozen mussels for the canned.

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6 Comments

  1. Tas'.
    How big are the cans of mussels or clams?
    Reply: #2
  2. Kristin Berglund Team Diet Doctor

    How big are the cans of mussels or clams?

    Hi Tas'!

    The cans are 6,5 oz (about 200 g) each. We've updated the recipe now. Thank you!

  3. Barbs
    I've never seen cans of mussels or clams in the UK that's not to say there aren't any, could we also use a frozen seafood mix of mussels, prawns and calamari?
  4. kaylenew
    iherb sells clams and mussels in oil, you can find them on amazon as well, they're pretty good and i think it will be fantastic added to this recipe!
  5. lesia
    GOOD MORNING I don't like mussels can I use crab meat and will that bring up the carbs
  6. Katherine
    Crab meat has no carbs. Make sure you use real crab and not Surimi/imitation crab.

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