Delicious and Creamy Crab Chowder Recipe

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Indulge in the rich and creamy flavors of this hearty crab chowder. Loaded with chunks of tender crab meat, potatoes, vegetables, and a blend of spices, this soup is the perfect comfort food for a chilly evening. Serve with a side of crusty bread for a complete meal.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb lump crab meat
  • 4 slices bacon, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 large potatoes, diced
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp Old Bay seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley

Directions

  1. In a large pot, cook bacon over medium heat until crispy. Remove bacon from pot and set aside.
  2. In the same pot, sauté onion and garlic until fragrant. Add potatoes, chicken broth, and Old Bay seasoning. Bring to a boil, then simmer until potatoes are tender.
  3. Stir in crab meat, heavy cream, and cooked bacon. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Simmer for an additional 10 minutes to allow flavors to meld together. Garnish with chopped parsley before serving.

Interesting Facts

  • Crab is a good source of protein, vitamins, and minerals.
  • Chowder is a traditional seafood soup that originated in the Northeastern United States.
  • Creamy chowders like this one are often served as a starter or main dish in American cuisine.