Pinterest Food Challenge: Crab and Corn Soup

5 Oct

It’s that time again! Time for another recipe from the good ole Pinterest boards. Today’s recipe: Crab and Corn Soup!

You can find my other recipes here: crock pot taco chicken, parmesan crusted chicken tenders, creamy chicken taquitos, and a bunch of others that I’ve done. And of course, you should go check out Stephanie’s blog, the creator of the challenge!

Here’s the link if you want to follow the recipe exactly. It’s a pretty easy one, but I changed a few things.

I chose to make this recipe for a few reasons: 1. I love corn. 2. I was craving soup. 3. It reminded me of chowdah, which I love, but that’s much heartier and meant for wintertime.

(Disclaimer: I am fully aware of the atrocity that is my pictures. I used my iPhone and picmonkey to edit)

Here’s what you’ll need:

1 quart chicken stock
1 tablespoon butter
1 cup chopped onion
32-ounces fresh or frozen corn
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 (6-ounce) can lump crabmeat, drained
1 cup half-and-half or heavy cream
1 avocado, for garnish
a slow cooker

cast of characters

cast of characters

Things that I changed: I omitted the cayenne pepper; I used garlic powder (mostly because it was 7am and my garlic smasher was already dirty; I added four small white potatoes (which I cooked separately and added after the fact); I used 3 cans of corn (which came out to about 27 ounces, water drained), as opposed to frozen/fresh because I hate frozen veggies and fresh is too much work; lastly, I doubled the half-and-half it called for because I wanted something a little more creamy.

First, I chopped the onions, drained the corn and put all of the ingredients into the pot, except for the half-and-half and the avocado.

slow cooker magic

slow cooker magic

Next, I set it on low for 8 hours! The easy meals are my favorite.

When I got home from work, I added the half-and-half and the potatoes. I also took the recipe author’s advice and blended some of the soup to make it a little thicker. I put about 2 cups into my magic bullet and blended away.

creamy deliciousness

creamy deliciousness

Finally, I added some avocado and enjoyed with an episode of Parks and Rec!

Here are some critiques about this recipe:
– The crab was almost nonexistant. One 6 oz. can was not nearly enough. There were chunks of it throughout the soup, sure, but I barely tasted it. Next time I will either add more, or add it to the soup for the last half an hour or so of cooking. The crab was one of the reasons I chose this recipe.
– Potatoes are great. This recipe should include potatoes to start with!

Aside from not having enough crab, this soup was delicious. Next time I might even blend up more than just 2 cups to make it that much more thick. I will definitely be making another soup like this in the future!

What are some of your favorite fall and wintertime meals?


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