I used to be scared of cooking seafood. I could throw some salmon on the grill or in the oven, but anything with a shell scared me. Like most of my kitchen fears (I’m talking to you cheesecake) it was only a fear I placed in my own head, with no real basis.
The chowder is one of the best soups that I’ve made, and it was all gone within two days!
- 3 strips of bacon, chopped
- ½ large onion, chopped
- 3 Tbsp flour
- 45 oz chicken stock
- ½ lb. red potatoes, cut into 1 inch squares
- 4 ears of corn, cooked and off the cob
- 1 lb crab meat
- ¾ cup half and half, warmed
- salt and pepper to taste
- In a soup pot, slowly cook the chopped bacon until the fat starts to melt, but don’t let it burn.
- Add in onion and cook until translucent.
- Add flour and stir until it is all incorporated with the bacon and onion.
- Slowly stir in the chicken stock, mixing well and bring to boil.
- Add in potatoes and let simmer for 15 minutes, until fork tender.
- Stir in corn, crab and half and half and let simmer for about 5 more minutes.
- Dig in!
Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!
What’s something you were scared to cook but were surprised about how easy it is?