Crab & sweetcorn chowder

Crab & sweetcorn chowder

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 30 mins

Easy

Serves 4
This low-fat soup is packed with flavour and so simple to cook

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal191
  • fat5g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs25g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre3g
  • protein13g
  • salt0.68g
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Ingredients

  • 1 onion, finely chopped
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 leek, green and white parts separated and sliced
    Leeks

    Leek

    lee-k

    Like garlic and onion, leeks are a member of the allium family, but have their own distinct…

  • 2 carrots, chopped
    Carrot

    Carrot

    ka-rot

    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 850ml-1 litre/1½ pints - 1¾ pints low-sodium chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 large potato, diced
    Potato

    Potato

    po-tate-oh

    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 175g/ 6oz frozen sweetcorn
    Sweetcorn

    Sweetcorn

    sw-eet corn

    Also known as corn on the cob, sweetcorn is composed of rows of tightly packed golden yellow…

  • 170g can white crabmeat, drained
  • 4 tbsp light crème fraîche
  • 1 tsp chopped chives

Method

  1. Put the onion, white part of the leek and carrots in a large pan and pour on a few tbsp of the stock. Cook over a medium heat for about 10 mins, stirring regularly until soft. Add a splash more stock if the vegetables start to stick.

  2. Add the potato, green leek and most of the stock, and simmer for 10-15 mins, until the potato is tender. Tip in the sweetcorn and crab meat, then cook for a further 1-2 mins. Remove from the heat and stir in the crème fraîche and some seasoning. Add the rest of the stock if the soup is too thick. Sprinkle with the chives and serve with brown bread, if you like.

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amibailey
17th Apr, 2012
5.05
Love it, so much flavour and so filling, serves way more than four though! yum yum yum
funkasaurus
16th Apr, 2012
5.05
Delicious, easy, cheap and healthy! What more do you want?
vcrovato
8th Jan, 2012
4.05
Lovely recipe, though I have used two tins of crab meat keeping the same quantities for the other ingredients to feed only 3 people rather than 4: I like my soups thick and chunky :).
jaqui_sampson
2nd Nov, 2011
5.05
Absolutely blimmin' lovely recipe, and very easy too. I sweated off the onion, carrot and all the leek in olive oil before adding all the stock and potatoes and it was fine. I also used the liquid from the tinned crab and sweetcorn to add extra flavour to the stock. Tasty comfort food at its best, and very filling.

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