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How to make it

  • Combine corn, broth, and cream in heavy large saucepan. Simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Meanwhile, prepare a roux. In skillet over low heat, melt butter. Gradually stir in flour until it becomes smooth paste. Cook, stirring constantly, until roux is light brown or almond color, about 5 or 6 minutes.
  • Turn heat up to medium. Gradually add roux to chowder base and whip constantly to work out lumps until roux melts and soup thickens. About 10 minutes.
  • Heat oil in heavy large pot over medium-high heat. Add bacon and sauté until crisp, about 8 minutes.
  • Transfer bacon to paper towels to drain. Pour off all but 3 tablespoons pan drippings; add onion, leeks, celery, garlic and fennel seeds to pot. Sauté until vegetables are tender, about 6 minutes.
  • Stir in potatoes and bacon. Strain cream mixture into potato mixture. Simmer until potatoes are almost tender, stirring occasionally, about 20 minutes.
  • Stir in corn kernels. Simmer chowder until potatoes are tender, about 5 minutes longer.
  • Meanwhile, melt butter in heavy large skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms and sauté until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in Sherry and thyme. Add mushroom mixture to chowder. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Sauté crabmeat in same large skillet over medium-low heat just until heated through, about 3 minutes. Add crab and parsley to chowder mixture and combine thoroughly.
  • Serve and enjoy!

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  • HotFox 6 years ago
    This 2014 Valentines day I made this with a tweek. I traded the flavor of fennel seeds for the taste of crab cooked in truffle oil. wow, this chowder is already impressively layered, but the truffle oil complimented the bacon so amazingly. either way you make it, this a 5 star meal in itself. Thanks so much!
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  • moss52 11 years ago
    Oooooooh, I love this! I'm sad that I don't have all the ingredients to make it NOW!

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  • kofki 12 years ago
    This is the best Crab and Corn Chowder recipe I have had! Doug, You make the best!
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    " It was excellent "
    ravenseyes ate it and said...
    love chowders - its like the best comfort food there is thanks for sharing your recipe!!
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  • adacowan 12 years ago
    I ordered a delicious crab and corn chowder when my boyfriend took me out to dinner for Valentine's Day. It was so good that I told him "I have to find this recipe!". Thanks for saving me the trouble!
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    " It was excellent "
    greekgirrrl ate it and said...
    love it! adding fennel seeds..very nice!
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    " It was excellent "
    chefmeow ate it and said...
    Corn and Crab in one have my vote for chowder of the year. I love chowder.........Yummeers. Meow
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  • dandelion 12 years ago
    OOOooohh this is gonna be delicious! Do you think I could use about half of a saute'ed fennel bulb instead of the seeds?
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