Look for white, American 22-25 count shrimp--the fresher, the better. They'll poach and become very tender in the hot slow-cooker liquid. Just be sure not to overcook them. Garnish with fennel fronds and serve with bread and olive oil, if desired.

Source: Everyday Slow Cooker


Recipe Summary

25 mins
5 hrs 30 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high. Add the fennel, leek, celery and garlic to the skillet; cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are softened and lightly caramelized, 6 to 8 minutes. Add the wine to the skillet; cook 1 minute, stirring and scraping to loosen the browned the bits from the bottom of the skillet. Transfer the mixture to a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker.

  • Stir the tomatoes, potato, water, clam juice, salt and saffron threads into the slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW until the potato is tender, 5 to 6 hours. Increase the slow cooker heat to HIGH; stir in the shrimp. Cover and cook until the shrimp are done, 5 to 7 minutes. Ladle the chowder into bowls and serve hot.


Multicooker Directions: In Step 1, transfer the cooked fennel mixture to the inner pot of a 6-quart multicooker. In Step 2, stir the tomatoes, potato, water, clam juice, salt and saffron threads into the pot. Lock the lid; turn Pressure Valve to “Venting.” Cook on SLOW COOK [Normal] until the potato is tender, about 6 hours. Turn off the cooker. With the lid off, press SAUTÉ [Normal]. Bring the soup to a boil; stir in the shrimp. Cook, uncovered, until the shrimp are done. Finish Step 2.

Nutrition Facts

1 2/3 cups
190 calories; protein 13g; carbohydrates 20g; dietary fiber 3g; sugars 6g; fat 5g; saturated fat 1g; niacin equivalents 3.1mg; vitamin b6 0.3mg; sodium 586mg; calories from fat 45kcal.