It's getting very hot here in north Florida and so what do we have for dinner? Hot chowder! Why not. It's a nice light meal after a hearty lunch so we were satisfied. This chowder was prepared in Marathon Florida.
We were at Southern Seafood purchasiing some red fish for the grill and I happened to notice they had soups and chowders. Our freezer has a bit of Mangrove Snapper and Cod awaiting their turn to become a milk based chowder but this tomato based conch caught my eye.
Check out the large pieces of conch - this was hearty enough yet light enough for a dinner. We had a fresh loaf of French bread I had made eralier in the day. Also enjoyed some cheese and Chardonnay.
While I can't take credit for making this chowder I think I would be willing to do so in the future. It's packed with fresh conch, roma tomatoes, celery, potatoes, carrots, bell pepper, broth, sherry, turmeric and a healthy dose of red pepper. Gives it the kick that Chardonnay soothes after a few spoonfuls.
I found a recipe online that I will try next time, you can view that here is you are inspired to make some for yourself.
I'm linking up with Deb at Kahakai Kitchen for her Souper Sunday series. Click HERE to see Deb's Rosemary and White Bean soup. Definitely a keeper.