The Black Teapot

August 20, 2009

Crab Chowder

Filed under: Seafood, Soups and Chowders — blackteapot @ 3:45 am

A rich chowder, can be made with 1% or skim milk to make a lower fat version.

CXrab Chowder

Prep time: 30 minutes
Serves: 6-8
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 white onion, finely chopped
  • 1 large red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 medium zucchinis, finely chopped
  • 5 tbsp flour
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tbsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tbsp dried marjoram
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1/2 tbsp ground black pepper
  • 8 cups homo or 2% milk
  • 4 medium yellow potatoes, cubed
  • 1/2 corn kernals
  • 1 8oz pkg cream cheese
  • 3 cans crab meat, drained
  • 4 green onions, finely chopped

In a large pot, bring water to a boil. cook potatoes until cooked, but not too soft. Drain, and set aside.

In a large saucepan, heat oil.  Sautee onion, bell pepper, and zucchini until softened but still firm. Stir in flour. Pour milk, a little at a time, and stir until thickened. Add herbs, salt, and pepper. Add cream cheese, stiring until melted.

Add corn, potatoes, and crab. Stir occasionally for 5 minutes.

Serve topped with green onions.

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