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Boston Crab Chowder with Nutmeg Croutons

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  Unsalted butter 4 Tablespoon
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), minced
  Scallions 5 , coarsely chopped
  Flour 3 Tablespoon
  Reduced sodium chicken broth 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  All purpose potato 1 Medium, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  Carrots 2 Medium, coarsely chopped
  Nutmeg 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon (Preferably White)
  White bread slices 2 , toasted (Firm Textured)
  Canned crabmeat 6 Ounce, drained (1 Can)
  Celery rib 1 , coarsely chopped
  Low fat milk 2 Cup (32 tbs)

1. In a large saucepan, warm 3 tablespoons of the butter over medium-high heat until melted. Add the garlic and scallions, and cook, stirring, until the scallions are wilted, about 2 minutes.
2. Stir in the flour and cook, stirring, until the flour is no longer visible, about 30 seconds. Gradually pour in the broth, stirring constantly to keep the mixture smooth. Bring to a boil, then add the potato, carrots, 1/4 teaspoon of the nutmeg, and the pepper. Let the mixture return to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the potato is tender, about 15 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the remaining 1 tablespoon butter with the remaining 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, and cook over low heat until fragrant, about 1 minute. Brush the toast with the nutmeg butter and cut into small triangles.
4. Increase the heat under the broth mixture to medium and bring it to a simmer. Add the crabmeat, celery, and milk, and cook, stirring, until heated through, 3 to 4 minutes. Serve the chowder with the nutmeg croutons.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1257 Calories from Fat 508

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 55 g84.5%

Saturated Fat 32.5 g162.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 288.3 mg96.1%

Sodium 2399.6 mg100%

Total Carbohydrates 135 g45%

Dietary Fiber 11.4 g45.7%

Sugars 36.5 g

Protein 57 g113.8%

Vitamin A 456.9% Vitamin C 50.7%

Calcium 72.7% Iron 22.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Boston Crab Chowder With Nutmeg Croutons Recipe