Corn and Crab Chowder

Total Time:
30 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
20 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil or extra-virgin olive oil, 1 turn of the pan in a slow stream
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 all-purpose potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 ribs celery, chopped
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 small red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 bay leaf, fresh or dried
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Old Bay seasoning blend, found near seafood department or, on spice aisle in your market
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups vegetable or chicken stock or broth
  • 1 quart whole milk
  • 3 cups corn kernels, scraped fresh from the cob or, frozen kernels
  • 8 ounces cooked lump crab meat, fresh is available in plastic tubs at many fish counters
  • 4 small bread boules, 6 inches, hollowed out, preferably sour dough, optional
  • Toppings:
  • Oyster crackers
  • Hot cayenne pepper sauce
  • Sliced scallions
Directions

Heat a deep pot over moderate heat. Add oil and butter. As you chop your veggies, add them to the pot: potatoes, celery, onion, and red bell pepper. Add bay leaf to the pot. Season vegetables with salt and pepper and Old Bay seasoning. Saute veggies 5 minutes, then sprinkle in flour. Cook flour 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Stir in broth and combine. Stir in milk and combine. Bring soup up to a bubble. Add corn and crab meat and simmer soup 5 minutes. Adjust the soup seasonings. Remove bay leaf. Ladle soup into bread bowls or soup bowls and top with oyster crackers, hot sauce and sliced scallions.


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