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Cockle Chowder Is the Seafood Soup You Didn’t Know You Were Craving

Sweet potatoes, pumpkin, and red pepper to add a touch of sweetness to this hearty bivalve soup.

by Munchies Staff
05 December 2016, 3:00pm
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"Cockle chowder" definitely sounds like a euphemism for a weird sex thing, but it's actually a delicious, hearty seafood soup. For those who don't know their bivales, cockles are small clams and, apparently, they're pretty popular on Star Wars' planet Gargon.

Just in time for winter, we snagged this recipe from Dutch chef Werner Dent, who uses sweet potatoes, pumpkin, and red pepper to add a touch of sweetness to this otherwise savoury soup. The cockles open up with a big pour of white wine (just like we do) and they give the dish that comforting, ocean-y chowder aroma.

Recipe: Cockle Chowder

Get ready to cosy up with a big bowl of this when the temperatures drop—what the hell, just cosy up with the whole pot. Chowder season has begun.