Spicy Crab and Corn Chowder

Fall is coming so you’ll need a good chowder recipe to keep you warm and satisfy your belly. Meet Spicy Crab and Corn Chowder.

Spicy Crab and 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.

Spicy Crab and Corn Chowder

Spicy Crab & Corn Chowder
 
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Recipe type: soup
Ingredients
  • 2 medium jalapenos, seeded and finely chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 large onion, finely 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 heavy cream
  • 32oz of chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp cornmeal
  • 2 tsp chipotle hot sauce (I used Cholula Chipotle Hot Sauce)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  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 salt to taste.
  7. Simmer uncovered for 30 minutes.
  8. Serve in bowls.
Spicy Crab and Corn Chowder
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28 comments on “Spicy Crab and Corn Chowder”

  1. 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. I love crab and chowder so this is the recipe for me! thanks for the inspiration

  3. Now this looks and sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  4. I love chowders too and I find the little spicy kick you add here perfect.

  5. Oh wow Julie, this look soooo good! Thank you so much for sharing your recipe!

    Katie
    http://www.funhomethings.com

  6. Stoke me up with this warming chowder… I love it. Pinning it and making it soon. Thanks for sharing this on foodie friday.

  7. Julie, Thanks so much for linking up to Tasty Thursdays at the Mandatory Mooch. I loved this recipe so much that it will be FEATURED this week. Please link up again. The party will be live Wednesday night. http://www.mandatorymooch.blogspot.com

    Thanks, Nichi

  8. Julie,
    My hubby will love this recipe. He's the crab eater in the family. Thanks for sharing :)
    Michelle

  9. 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!

  10. I love any kind of crab soup. This looks like it's pretty spicy which my hubby would like. I just had a recipe for crab soup last month on my site.

    http://simpleesue.com/try-one-new-recipe-a-week-crab-corn-soup
    ~we may have met by chance…but we become friends by choice.

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

  12. Happy Friday!! You're being featured this week at Mom's Test Meal Mondays! :)

    Hope you have a great weekend!

  13. 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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