Preparation / Directions:
In a medium-sized saucepan, sauté onion in oil over medium heat, until translucent, 3 - 5 minutes. Add carrot, red pepper flakes, and fish stock, cover and cook until carrots begin to soften, about 10 minutes. Add herbs, celery, and potato, turn heat to low, and simmer for 10 more minutes so the flavors will blend. Meanwhile, poach mussels in wine for 5 - 6 minutes. Strain nectar into stock.
Pick the mussels from their shells and set aside. Add prawns, scallops, and cream to chowder and simmer until chowder thickens slightly, 3 - 5 minutes. Add fresh fish, smoked salmon, and lemon juice, and cook 2 - 3 minutes more. Taste and correct seasoning if necessary.