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Cozy Nova Scotia Lobster Chowder

Marguerite Henderson shares the recipe for Nova Scotia lobster chowder.

Find more recipes from Marguerite on Instagram, @mangiabene801.


Nova Scotia Lobster Chowder


  • 2 cups peeled, cubed, cooked potatoes (set aside)
  • 2 T. butter
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 rib celery, diced
  • 2 heaping tablespoons flour
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • ½ tsp. white pepper
  • 1-2 cups seafood broth (depending on how thick you want the chowder)
  • 2 cups half and half
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley
  • 2 cups cooked chopped lobster meat or crab meat or langoustine meat
  • Optional: oyster crackers or plain crackers, chopped fresh parsley


  1. In a medium saucepan, heat the butter and add onion and celery, stirring often over low heat until onions are soft.
  2. Add the flour, salt, pepper and broth. Stir well until thickened slightly.
  3. Add half and half, parsley and the reserved potatoes. Cover; simmer on low, stirring often, for 10-12 minutes until thickened.
  4. Stir in the lobster meat; simmer for another 2-3 minutes.
  5. Serve with oyster crackers or plain water crackers on the side. Garnish with more chopped parsley, if desired.

Serves 4

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