Bayou Crab Chowder is bowl of Cajun flavored deliciousness. There’s hearty potatoes, sweet corn, smoky sausage, kicked up Cajun spices, and finally succulent crab in this seafood Cajun party in a bowl.
Do you ever get cravings for food? I mean serious craving for food? Because I do all the time. And I would really like to know that I am NOT alone in this. Am I? Like, do you get a craving that’s so bad that it’s pretty much all you want to eat or can think of eating until you finally eat what you’re craving? No? Just me?
So, I got this craving for crab. I have no idea where it came from. I don’t usually crave crab but, for some reason I had a serious craving for crab. But not just any crab. I had a craving for crab soup. So, I made some crab soup. Actually, I made a chowder, but why split hairs, right?
This is the second attempt at making this soup…er chowder. I just have to say that it is really important to make sure that you have good crab. So, before you even start to make this recipe make sure that you have purchased a good container of crab. In the first batch, it truly wasn’t that good. It had that fishy taste to it which means to me that it wasn’t all that fresh and it just DID.NOT taste good at all.
Yup! I’m one of THOSE people. Those people who can’t stand fishy flavors which is why I don’t like a lot of different types of fish. I stick to mainly cod, haddock, tuna, and swordfish. LOVE swordfish. Hmmm..I should order some fish for this weekend. That sounds like a great idea!
4 slices center cut bacon
12 ounces frozen potatoes
1 1/2 cups frozen corn
4 cups vegetable broth
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic salt
1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
1 teaspoon thyme
1 teaspoon black pepper
7 ounces turkey kielbasa
2 cups fat free half and half
1 pound cleaned crab meat, divided
Heat a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the bacon and cook until crisp.
Stir in the next seven ingredients (potatoes through black pepper) and bring to a boil. Simmer until the potatoes are heated through. For a thicker soup, use a potato masher to coarsely mash some of the potatoes before adding the sausage.