Corn and Crab Chowder

When I made citrus crab last night, I thought about making this soup. I’ve never made it before, but had it several times. I looked up several recipes and decided to try it out.

I wanted to make a lighter dairy free soup, so I used potatoes ans mashed them in the pot with the corn to thicken it up. I’m not even sure it is technically considered a chowder, but it’s fantastic. I know I may be a little bacon crazy these days, but I think bacon would make this one even more amazing.

White Corn and Crab Chowder

  • 1/2 stick of butter, diced
  • 1 Medium Yellow Onion
  • 1 Large Red Bell Pepper, diced
  • 2 cups diced Celery
  • 2 tbsp minced Garlic
  • 6-8 Small Red Potatoes, Diced
  • 4-5 cups of water
  • 1- 16 oz package of Frozen White Corn
  • 1 cup or more of crab meat

Heat a deep pot over moderate heat. Add butter and garlic. As you chop your veggies, add them to the pot: potatoes, celery, onion, and red bell pepper. Season vegetables with salt and pepper, cayenne and Italian Seasonings. Saute veggies 5 minutes, then sprinkle in flour. Cook flour 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Stir in broth and combine. Add corn and let boil down, mash soup with a potato masher to thicken.

It’s really tasty and non-creamy. it’s hearty but still has that sweet corn flavor with bits of crab. It’s one of my new favorite soups and I’m glad I made enough to go around.

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