With its all-American ingredients, this New England-style chowder is a comfort-food classic. The soup needs only bread, or traditional oyster crackers, as an accompaniment. Plus: More Soup Recipes and Tips
Fish Alternatives Use a relatively firm, mild fish that won't disintegrate in the soup, such as pollack, orange roughy, or ocean perch.
A rich Chardonnay from California will pair nicely with the creaminess of the chowder. Try to find one that hasn't been aged in oak.