Man, oh man, have things been busy in the Colasuonno household lately! My parents visited from North Carolina a few days after Christmas, which was amazing. When we lived in North Carolina, we lived in the same town as my parents, so we got to visit and see them a lot. I went from seeing them around two times a week to maybe two or three times a year. It was a huge adjustment and I still get pretty homesick sometimes. Which is why we have to make the most of their visits!
One of the first nights my parents were here we wanted to make a special dinner. The last time Matt flew to Dutch Harbor he picked up some Alaskan King Crab. If you’ve never had Alaskan King Crab then you have seriously been missing out! This is the sweetest, most delicious and amazing crab I’ve ever tasted. My parents had never tried it and it can be absurdly expensive in the lower 48, so we figured this was the perfect night for an Alaskan seafood night!
During these cold winter nights, even when you’re having a delicious entree, you need an amazing soup to start off your dinner. That’s why I LOVE this seafood chowder recipe. The best part is it’s incredibly easy to make! We whipped this soup up for my family and it was a huge hit!
It was full of succulent Alaskan King Crab, chunks of cod, clams and based in a creamy chowder. The first time I made this my husband literally ate the entire pot minus the ONE bowl I had. He’s from Cape Cod, so when he loves my chowder, I KNOW that means it’s good.
1 lb of Crab (I used King Crab but you can use any type of crab)
1 1/4 cup of Water
1/2 cup of diced onion
1/2 cup of diced celery
2 cans of Minced Clams
2 cans of Tiny Shrimp
2 cans of Cream of Potato
2 fillets of Cod
2 tbsp of butter
2 cups of Light Whipping Cream
2 tbsp of all purpose flour
2 tbsp cream cheese
Dice onions and celery. Add to pot with butter and sautee until onions and celery are soft while cooking on medium heat.
Add 1 cup of water to pot along with the two cans of Cream of Potato. Mix well. Allow to cook for 8-10 minutes. Stirring frequently.
Add minced clams, cod, crab and tiny shrimp to pot. Allow to cook for 2-4 minutes or until seafood is cooked thoroughly.
While the seafood is cooking, mix 1/4 cup of water and 2 tbsp of flour in a separate bowl. Add mix to pot to thicken soup.