Thaw the shrimp and bay scallops overnight in the refrigerator; make sure to collect the liquid that will drain from the seafood as it thaws. (Place them in a colander or sieve sitting over a bowl). You can squeeze them gently once they are completely thawed.
Add cauliflower, water, chicken stock, liquid from shrimp, scallop and yellow clams to a large stockpot. Bring to a boil, lower heat, cover and cook until the cauliflower is really soft and tender, about 5-7 minutes.
Meanwhile, cook the mushrooms in a large skillet over medium-high heat until golden on both sides. Lower the heat, add onion, bell peppers, salt and pepper and continue cooking until fragrant and onions start to turn translucent, about 2-3 minutes. Reserve.
Ladle the cauliflower mixture into your blender and process on high speed until super smooth and silky in consistency. You might have to work in several batches.
Return that soup base to the stockpot and add the nutmeg, star anise, shrimp, bay scallops, baby clams and reserved vegetables. Bring back to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until the bay scallops start to lose their translucency and the shrimp are heated through, about 4-5 minutes.
Serve immediately and hit with a splash of lime juice. Garnish with a little bit lime zest.
Creamy Seafood Chowder
Amount Per Serving
Calories 239Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g5%
Total Carbohydrates 12g4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.