This recipe was developed as a result of the usual firehouse banter. I've been on the fire department for 30 years and back in 1988 when I got on the job there were about 5 different meals that were made, with chili being one of them and seafood not being any of them. Then it all began, I was told that if I wanted seafood I better figure out a way to do it in a chili. That's all I needed to hear, I said "it's on". Being 19, and stupid, I thought that it would be a good idea for the first try to be in the firehouse. Now, let me paint the picture. I work in a firehouse with 16 guys that have type-A personalities and Firehouse Magazine consistantly ranks it in the top 10 busiest firehouses in the nation every year. Needless to say, the first try was somewhere between a train-wreck and a natural disaster. Words can't explain the amount of harassment that I took. Like a true stubborn firefighter I made it every week until I dialed it in and got it to the point where people are now asking me for the recipe. As payback the recipe has never been released to any of the men, and now woman, that I work with.