Corn and Crab Chowder
Corn and Crab Chowder has a bit of kick, if you want it to. It's creamy too...but, you'll be surprised at the way this gluten-free and low-cal soup is prepared.
Servings 4 servings
- 3 cups corn kernels divided (approx. 6 ears of fresh corn, depending upon size)
- 1 Tablespoon butter
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- ½ cup onion diced
- ½ cup celery diced
- 3 garlic cloves minced
- 2 cups low-sodium broth vegetable or chicken
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper more or less to taste
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 cup milk
- 4 ounces fresh lump crab meat shell pieces are removed
Melt butter in a large pot over medium-high heat.
Stir in olive oil.
Add onion, celery and garlic to pot and saute for about 5 minutes or until soft.
Add broth, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, sugar and 1 cup of corn.
Bring mixture to a boil then reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes more.
While soup simmers, combine remaining 2 cups of corn and milk in a blender and process. Mixture should be fairly smooth, but some corn kernels may remain.
Stir corn and milk mixture into soup mixture and simmer for about 5 minutes more.
Add crab meat to chowder, being careful not to break apart large clumps.
Simmer 3-5 minutes more.
Ladle into bowls.
Calories: 251kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 709mg | Potassium: 481mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 350IU | Vitamin C: 6.5mg | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 1.1mg