Keto seafood chowder


Keto seafood chowder

Keto seafood chowder

Elegant layers of flavor combine with flaky, tender chunks of salmon, shrimp, and wilted spinach, giving this cream-based seafood chowder absolute rave reviews. Colorful, beautiful, delicious, easy, and keto! A winner all around.
Course Lunch, Supper
Keyword Keto


  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 5 oz. 1½ cups celery stalks, sliced
  • 1 cup clam juice
  • cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tsp dried sage or dried thyme
  • ½ lemon juice and zest
  • 4 oz. ½ cup cream cheese
  • 1 lb salmon boneless fillets or other firm fish, pin bones removed, fillets cut into 1" pieces
  • 2 oz. 2 cups baby spinach
  • 8 oz. shrimp peeled and deveined
  • salt and ground black pepper
  • ½ tbsp red chili peppers
  • fresh sage optional for garnish


  • Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat.
  • Add garlic and celery. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add clam juice, cream, cream cheese, sage, lemon juice and lemon zest. Let it simmer for about 10 minutes without lid.
  • Add the fish and shrimp. Simmer for 3 minutes or until fish is just cooked (should flake easily). Add the baby spinach and stir until wilted.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Garnish with fresh red chili and fresh sage before serving for extra flavor and splash of color.


As an optional addition, consider adding crushed, dried chili flakes as a garnish on the soup. These add a lovely hot zest to an already delicious soup.

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