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Creamy Crab Chowder

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Creamy crab chowder is a savory seafood chowder. Prepared with fresh or canned crabmeat, the creamy crab chowder is cooked with milk added vegetables to it. Herbed to taste with thyme and basil, the crab soup is spiced with cayenne.
  Yellow onion 1 Large, chopped
  All purpose potatoes 1 Large, peeled and chopped
  Stalk celery 1 Medium, thinly sliced
  Carrot 1 Medium, peeled and thinly sliced
  Dried thyme 1⁄2 Teaspoon, crumbled
  Dried basil 1⁄2 Teaspoon, crumbled
  Water 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Skim milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Flour 2 Tablespoon
  Cayenne pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Crabmeat 1⁄2 Pound, picked over for bits of shell and cartilage (Fresh / Canned / Thawed Frozen)
  Chopped parsley 2 Tablespoon

In a medium size heavy saucepan, combine the onion, potato, celery, carrot, thyme, basil, and water.
Cook over moderate heat until the mixture bubbles gently, then simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes.
In a small bowl, blend the milk, flour, and cayenne pepper until smooth.
Stir into the vegetable mixture, then return to a simmer, stirring constantly, and cook 3 minutes longer.
Add the crabmeat and cook another 5 minutes.
Sprinkle each portion with parsley, if desired.

Recipe Summary

Side Dish

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 833 Calories from Fat 15

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 4 g5.9%

Saturated Fat 0.57 g2.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 227.4 mg75.8%

Sodium 1743.7 mg72.7%

Total Carbohydrates 145 g48.2%

Dietary Fiber 20.5 g81.9%

Sugars 22.3 g

Protein 62 g125%

Vitamin A 270.2% Vitamin C 263.1%

Calcium 74.7% Iron 56.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Creamy Crab Chowder Recipe