Spicy Crab & Corn Chowder

I’m in love with chowders. Clam Chowder, Crab Chowder and Corn Chowder are my favorite types of chowder. After having a bowl of delicious Corn Chowder recently at a restaurant in our area, I decided that I wanted to make a corn chowder. Then, earlier this week, I decided that I wanted to make a crab and corn chowder. My boyfriend and I love spicy foods so I did some research, found a few recipes and put together my own recipe for a spicy crab and corn chowder. This recipe has a nice bite to it but it isn’t too spicy. I used fresh lump crab from my grocers seafood section (the crab comes in 8oz containers located in the refrigerated section of the seafood department in my grocery store) so this chowder also had a nice, delightful crab flavor. Don’t worry, I didn’t catch any of the land crabs that have been roaming our yard in recent weeks. I hope you enjoy this recipe.
  • 2 medium jalapenos, seeded and finely chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 large onion, finley chopped
    •  I combined all of these ingredients in my food processor and chopped them up together.
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, chopped and seeds removed
  • 3 C frozen sweet corn
  • 2 large baking potatoes, peeled, diced and boiled until tender
  • 8oz fresh lump crab meat
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 C of whipping cream
  • 32oz of chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp cornmeal
  • 2 tsp chipotle hot sauce (I used Cholula Chipotle Hot Sauce)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
1. Melt the butter in a large pot
2. Add 2 C of the corn and the onion, garlic and jalapenos. Saute until tender
3. Add the chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, mix well
4. Add the chicken broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and then add half of the cooked diced potatoes and the cornmeal. Puree with a hand puree machine and then strain out most of the solids from the mix. 
5. Add the remaining potatoes, corn and the crab meat. Mix well. Add the chipotle hot sauce and the cream and mix well. 
6. Add the pepper and then gradually add the salt until you have your desired taste. 
7. Simmer uncovered for 30 minutes


  1. says

    This looks delicious! I love chowder and with the cooler weather that has arrived in my area this would be great to make for dinner! I'll have to try it soon!

  2. says

    Lol, you should have at least posted a picture pretending you we're using one of the crabs from your yard!! I would have died! I'm actually making my first corn chowder for dinner tonight! I love the spice in yours!
    Thanks for linking up to MTM Mondays!

  3. says

    Thanks for stopping by! This soup is very good. It was my first attempt at a corn chowder. I will be making it again. :)

  4. Leslie @ Violet Imperfection says

    Drool…..I have a weakness for any type of chowder. This recipe sounds delicious. Thanks for linking up to {Im}Perfect Sundays! Hope to see you back on Sunday.

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  8. brian guarrasi says

    I’ve had this soup once before in a fancy seafood restaurant and always wanted to make it for myself. I made this last night and I must say that your recipe is perfect and it came out so delicious that I will be remaking it again very soon


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