Roasted Poblano Crab Chowder

I love making soups, stews and chowders. If you check out my recipes tab and view my soups, it’s pretty evident that I have a love affair with soups. A while back I made a delicious Spicy Crab & Corn Chowder. I’ve wanted to make it again since it was so good but I decided to try something a little different this time around. I’ve seen a lot of Roasted Poblano & Corn Chowder recipes while surfing recipe sites on the internet so I wanted to try something along those lines but with crab. Because crab just tastes wonderful. Especially in chowders. So I present to you Roasted Poblano & Crab Chowder. A creamy, spicy, thick chowder that’s sure to warm your bones on a cold day. Not that we have many cold days in Florida but hey, it sounded like a good thing to say about a soup! I hope you enjoy this recipe.

roasted poblano crab chowder

Roasted Poblano Crab Chowder

Recipe: Roasted Poblano & Crab Chowder
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Recipe type: soup
Serves: 6
  • 2 poblano peppers, roasted, skins removed, seeded and chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 C frozen sweet corn
  • 2 large baking potatoes, peeled, diced and boiled until tender
  • 8 oz of fresh lump crab meat
  • 4 C chicken broth
  • 1 C heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp cornmeal
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • ¼ C fresh chopped cilantro
  • salt & pepper to taste
  1. Melt the butter in a large pot. Add the onion, garlic and 2 C of corn and saute until tender.
  2. Add the poblano peppers. Mix well.
  3. Add the chicken broth and bring to a boil. Reduce head and add ½ of the cooked potatoes and all of the cornmeal. Mix well and then puree with an immersion blender.
  4. Remove any solids with a strainer.
  5. Add the remaining potatoes, crab, corn, cilantro and cream. Reduce heat and let simmer for about an hour.
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 C



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  1. Martha says

    But when it does get cold here in Florida it’s bone chilling! I think this is perfect, definitely going to try it! Heading over to the crab and corn chowder to check it out next…

  2. says

    This is just what the Dr. ordered!…will love to have a bowl right now…I’m so sick, lol! Thank you for posting…one question though Julie…How spicy is the poblano…if I was to make this recipe for the family would it be to spicy for my 4yo? Thank you girl! Pinning! Lizy

  3. Chrysa says

    Hi, this recipe looks awesome! I plan on doubling it & making it for dinner tonight. I was wondering if anyone knows if this freezes well?