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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.
Ingredients
  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
Directions

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

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Dish: 
Soup
Ingredient: 
Seafood
Interest: 
Healthy

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