So I love Costco.  A lot.  We had decided that we would go to McCormick & Schmicks for our 1st anniversary in Feb and purchased discounted gift cards from Costco this weekend. We love M&S grill, but I have never had anything but carry out from McCormick.  It came with a very yummy cookbook.  I decided to make this chili for my lunches this week since we had almost all of the ingredients on hand.  It did not disappoint! 

From- McCormick & Schmicks Seafood Restaurant Cookbook


1/2 lb dry white beans

2 c low-sodium chicken broth

1/4 c olive oil

1 c medium diced onions

1 c medium diced celery

1/4c each; medium diced red, yellow, and green bell peppers

3 tbl chopped garlic

1 c white wine

28 oz canned, diced tomatoes with juice

1 tbl Tabasco (which we did not have so I used hot chili peanut oil)

4 tbl tomato paste

2 c water or chicken broth (we used the broth)

1 tsp dried oregano

2 tsps chili powder

1 tsp cumin

2 tbl fresh chopped basil (we used dried)

2 tbl fresh chopped parsley (we used dried)

2 tsp dried thyme

1 lb seafood (you can use cod, halibut,salmon, or shrimp. We used salmon)

-Soak the white beans overnight.  Drain.  Cook the beans in the broth until tender, about 25 minutes.

-Saute the onions, celery, and peppersin the olive oilto soften.  Add the garlic and cool for 1 minutes.  Add the wine and reduce for 1-2 min.  Add the tomatoes and bring to a simmer.

-Drain the cooked beans and add to the veggie mixture along with the Tabasco, tomato paste, broth, and herbs.  Simmer for 10-12 minutes.

-Add the seafood and simmer for another 3-4 minutes.  Stir carefully to incorporate seafood without breaking it up too much.

This was really good.  It was not as heavy as regular chili.