Monday, January 9, 2012

Corn & Crab Chowder

My girl Rachel Ray does not disappoint...

I love crab and lobster bisque or chowder. When I travel to the Northeast, these are ALWAYS a must, but I wanted to bring it home to North Dallas.. and I found a Rachel Ray recipe that I felt confident enough in sharing with our sweet friends the Cabreras.

Chris is my number 1 follower, and oh so critical if he can be, but I voluntarily brought him this meal... and it didnt disappoint!

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

Oyster crackers

Hot cayenne pepper sauce

Sliced scallions


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.

Holy goodness.



  1. Thank you, it was delicious. Thanks for posting the recipe, Chris will be asking me to make it =).

  2. Who is teh Cabreras?


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