I made this beautiful chowder tonight for dinner, a few alterations to the original. I did not have cajun seasoning so I decided to substitute Old Bay Seasoning (one of our favorites) for not only the cajun seasoning, but also the paprika, and cumin. Also, for the water instead of using water from the tap, I decided to use the water that the corn and the potatoes were cooked in. This served two purposes in my mind, all the nutrients released from the corn and potatoes was in the water and it was already hot and available, why not recycle that into the soup.
The final outcome was a bit saltier than I had hoped it would be, so I will test with leaving out the salt, which I normally do, and cutting back on the seasoning into the chowder once it is all assembled and I can slowly add it to taste.
Other than that, I think it is marvelous and was really very easy to prepare. I would say that the prep time/total time and cook time is very accurate.
One thing that I have learned is that taking the time to 'prep' all the ingredients, cut, measure and set aside makes the entire process of cooking so much more enjoyable. It dirties a few more bowls but if you invest in the little prep bowls it is really not that bad. In fact, I got my prep bowls from the dollar Tree either 3 or 4 in a pack depending on the size so really worth the investment.
If you give this recipe a try, please come back and comment.