Coconut Crab Chowder

Coconut Crab Chowder

My Coconut Crab Chowder is full of sweet corn, creamy coconut milk and all the lump crab meat you can eat!

Coconut Crab Chowder
This recipe serves 4-6 people 

1 large poblano pepper
3 tablespoons butter
1/2 large onion, diced 
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 leeks, chopped (white part only)
1 fennel bulb, core removed and chopped
2 small gold potatoes, peeled and diced 
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon oregano
½ tsp smoked paprika 
3 cups fresh corn kernels (3 ears of corn)
4 cups vegetable broth
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk
cilantro, chopped
fresh-squeezed lime juice 
4 ounce Can Diced Green Chiles

2lbs pre-cooked lump crap meat
STEP 1 Roast the pepper over an open flame on a gas stove by placing it on a burner over medium-high heat. Cook until the skin starts to pop and then use tongs to flip it over. Cook each side until charred.
*You can also cook it on a baking sheet under the broiler for about 10 minutes while using tongs to rotate it every couple of minutes.

STEP 2 Transfer the pepper to a tray and cover with foil. Allow it to sit and steam for about 10 minutes. Using a paper towel, scrape the outer charred skin off with your hands. Then, remove the core and seeds and dice the pepper. Set aside for later.

STEP 3 In a large pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Add onion and cook for 2-3 minutes, until translucent. Stir in the garlic, fennel, leeks, paprika, cumin, oregano, and continue to cook for another 5 minutes.

STEP 4 Add corn, potatoes, and vegetable broth and bring to a boil. Cook for about 25-30 minutes, until the potatoes are soft.

STEP 5 Using an immersion blender, puree until smooth until you get the desired consistency. 

STEP 6 Stir in the coconut milk, diced poblano peppers, and green chilies.

FIN. Add in the pre-cooked lump crab meat and salt and pepper to taste. Serve with topping like more corn on top, seared scallops and cilantro.

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1 comment

What hand mixer do you recommend? This looks delicious.

Christ T

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