17 Reviews

Deee-licious! I cut way back on the chipotle pepper for my kids. I only used 3/4 on one. I also had to use chicken stock instead of clam juice. Very tasty, will make again for sure.

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mksmith September 19, 2010

Very good,I made it just like the recipe said, except I used canned Crab meat, Also 1 can of clams plus the clam juice. Be careful of how much of the chipotle chiles in adobo sauce that you use, Unless you like it really hot. I used 1&1/2 chiles (seeds removed) it was a little to spicey for us, but very good tasting except for that.The corn cob does add a lot of flavor. I will be making this again but with less chile's. Thank you Rita for posting the recipe.

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Barb Gertz September 16, 2003

Excellent recipe - DH said it was better than our local fish place. I did make a few changes: 1) Used 1/2 crab and 1/2 shrimp. Crab is a little rich for me. 1 lb of crab really flaovered it and there was lots of it. 2) Only 1 chipotle - and that was just the right spice for me! 3) Forgot to buy clam juice - so I used chicken stock. I used pastuerized crab in the refrigerator case and did not drain it - so that helped make up the difference. 4) Used half and half and a bit of skim milk instead of the cream. - A bit thin - but I like my chowder thin. Very quick and Easy - definitely in my regular rotation

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Patti O'Furniture June 13, 2010

We loved it!

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padreaming April 29, 2010

I used only one potatoe and next time I would cook the potatoe first before adding it to the soup. I didn't have clam broth but I used a lobster base instead and it added an even richer taste. I pureed the soup in the pot, trying to break up the chunks of potatoe and then I added the crab last. Watch those chipotle chiles. Sometimes they can be quite hot. Very easy to throw together, especially if you use frozen corn.

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Sauce Lover November 23, 2009

This is the BEST Crab chowder I have ever eaten!!!!! I couldn't find clam broth, so I used the same amount of chicken stock. I cut the recipe in half, because I didn't want to waste crab meat if the recipe wasn't good. After tasting the chowder, I wish I would have made the full amount! It was DELICIOUS!!!!

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jeep6689 November 15, 2009

I originally thought this recipe was just going to be "OK", but wanted to make it because I had all the ingredients on hand. Boy, was I glad I did! This recipe was awesome. I had to cut it in half because I only had 1 cup of clam broth and cream. I did use imitation crab instead of lump also. To me it was still great. The one thing I would do differently next time is puree the chowder a little to make it less chunky and then add the crab. This one's a keeper. Awesome recipe! Thanks for sharing.

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csingleton24 August 11, 2009

This was awesome!!!!!! I added some blanced asparagus at the end and a 1/4 cup of sherry during the cooking process. It is perfect. I am now making this with two cans of clams instead of crab to see what it tastes like. Should be some goood chowda!!!!!!!!! Ill keep ya posted.

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Rennug February 14, 2009

This chowder is out of this world incredible! Sooo Delicious.I made this tonight for myself and DD (who is 9). I used 1 chipotle because it was a hot one! I added some of the adobo sauce as well,I used frozen corn.(no fresh here in jersey during january...)Followed the rest as is and oh boy!My daughter said.. Mommy..this is a do again! Absolutely Excellent!

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ToriHamm January 09, 2008
Corn, Crab, and Chipotle Chowder