Cooking up a Creamy Sensation: Seafood Chili Soup!

There’s nothing more satisfying than gathering my loved ones around the table and treating them to a scrumptious homemade meal. And what better way to warm their hearts and fill their tummies than by whipping up a batch of my famously irresistible Creamy Seafood Chili Soup? Yup, you heard that right: it’s a heavenly marriage of all things comforting, flavorful, and deliciously nutritious. Let me spill the beans on how I create this masterpiece.

First off, gettin’ jiggy with fresh, quality ingredients is key. You know what they say, “you are what you eat”, right? I take pride in picking out vibrant peppers, onions, and tomatoes bursting with color and flavor at my local farmer’s market. I can’t resist filling my basket with delectable shrimp, tender scallops, and a fresh catch of the day. And let’s not forget a handful of fiery jalapeños for that extra kick!

Now the magic begins. In a big ol’ pot, I sauté the veggies and garlic in a generous glug of olive oil until they’re soft and fragrant. The smell, oh my goodness – it’s enough to make your mouth water! I then throw in the diced tomatoes, chicken broth, and a blend of spices to elevate the soup to a whole new level. It’s chili pow-wow in my kitchen!

As the soup base simmers away, I sneak a taste and adjust the heat to tickle my taste buds just right. Not to forget our showstopping seafood – I gently fold in the shrimp, scallops, and fish, letting ’em cook through and soak in all that flavor goodness. Once they’re cooked to perfection, I swirl in some velvety cream… because who doesn’t love a little touch of indulgence?

Ladling this heartwarming and creamy concoction into bowls, I can see the anticipation in everyone’s eyes. A sprinkle of fresh cilantro and a squeeze of lime, and voilà! Time to watch my family and friends dig into my Creamy Seafood Chili Soup – the ultimate foodie hug in a bowl. Trust me, nothing beats the joy of sharing a meal you’ve lovingly crafted for the ones who matter most.

Gather ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeño, finely chopped (remove seeds for less heat)
  • 14 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 pound scallops
  • 1/2 pound firm white fish (such as cod or halibut), cut into chunks
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped, for garnish
  • Lime wedges, for serving


  • In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat.
  • Add onions, red and green bell pepper, and garlic to the pot; sauté until vegetables are softened and fragrant.
  • Stir in jalapeño, diced tomatoes, chicken broth, chili powder, cumin, and paprika.
  • Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Bring the soup base to a boil, then reduce heat and let it simmer for about 20 minutes, allowing flavors to meld.
  • Add shrimp, scallops, and white fish to the pot, stirring gently to ensure the seafood is evenly distributed.
  • Allow seafood to cook for 5-7 minutes, or until cooked through and no longer translucent.
  • Stir in heavy cream, mixing well to create a smooth and creamy base.
  • Taste soup and adjust seasonings, if necessary.
  • Remove pot from heat.
  • Serve Creamy Seafood Chili Soup in bowls, garnished with fresh cilantro and accompanied by lime wedges.
  • Enjoy with crusty bread or crackers for dipping, and share with loved ones for a comforting and delicious meal.

That was fresh!