Savory soups and spectacular sunsets at Princeton Seafood
As the weather cools down, my body calls out for soup: warming, comforting and flavorful. This time of year beautiful sunsets can be seen over the harbor and, if you time your visit just right, you might just view the dazzling colors while immersing yourself in your favorite steaming bowl of soup or chowder. Princeton Seafood Company offers four different varieties, each bringing something unique to the table.
Clam Chowder: Co-owner Marty Botham’s mom created this award-winning recipe just as the business was getting started and it is by far our bestseller. Tender clams and hearty potato chunks mingle in a creamy medley of clam juice, milk and butter. It’s terrific comfort food for a chilly day, or any day for that matter.
Artichoke Soup: This vegetarian soup features artichoke hearts, potatoes, zucchini, garlic and fresh herbs. It’s light yet satisfying — an easy way to feel good about upping your vegetable consumption. The soup also comes with two slices of crisp crostini bread sprinkled with Parmesan cheese.
Captain Rick’s Combo: Although an airline captain not a sea captain, Marty dedicated this sea-sourced assortment to a man who helped the Princeton Seafood business take flight. Red snapper, prawns, bay scallops and calamari are simmered into the tomato, red wine and garlic broth. The soup also comes with a generous portion of sourdough bread on the side for unlimited dipping.
Manuel’s Fish Stew: The late Manuel Silva worked at Princeton Seafood for more than 15 years as kitchen manager and chef. He created this traditional Portuguese recipe several years ago and added in a touch of cilantro, which we still use in the recipe to this day. The stew might taste a little different each time you have it because it’s made with that day’s best catch.
–Magnus Johnson, Restaurant Watchman & Storyteller
P.S. Be sure to check out our calendar for events, including more great excuses to enjoy the beautiful sunsets here. calendar for upcoming events like our cooking classes with Amy Fothergill and Cool Harbor Nights Car Show!