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Smoked Mussel Chowder

Skill Level
2-3 servings

Served with a slice of crusty bread and a simple green salad, who can resist a nice hot bowl of chowder? If you’re short on time, you can also spruce up any store-bought chowder by adding a can of Provisions Mussels.



  • 1 can Patagonia Provisions Smoked Mussels
  • 1 medium leek or 1 yellow onion
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 2 stalks celery, trimmed and diced
  • 1 medium Red Bliss potato, diced
  • ½ tsp. dried thyme
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • Splash white wine, optional
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 1 cup broth (chicken or vegetable)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • Fresh parsley, chopped

Putting It All Together

  1. If using an onion, dice. If using a leek, dice and wash before cooking: remove dark green top and split white end lengthwise in half. Leaving root intact, split each half lengthwise again to quarter. Dice quarters and discard root. Place diced leek in bowl of cold water and swish to wash thoroughly. Drain and pat dry.
  2. In a small pot, melt butter. Add diced leek or onion, celery, potato and thyme. Sweat vegetables on medium-high heat until soft (but do not caramelize).
  3. Add flour and whisk until combined. Add a splash of white wine if desired. Add half-and-half, broth or water, and bay leaf. Whisk periodically so flour does not stick to bottom of the pot. Bring to a simmer until thickened.
  4. Add Mussels, including liquid from can.
  5. Remove bay leaf. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Finish with a squeeze of lemon and fresh parsley.