Crab and Corn Chowder

A couple of weeks ago we played tourist on our little island of Chincoteague, left the boys with my mom and dad, and walked down to Main Street…which, is just literally at the end of my parent’s street. There aren’t many shops – a small bakery, a little wine and cheese shop, some tacky beach t-shirt shops, and a few really fun and funky boutiques. We ventured in The Flying Fish Gallery, and amongst all the fun things they had in the store – my ceramics honing sense immediately zeroed in on these gorgeous oversized mugs. I thought how pretty would these be with a cream of crab soup or chowder in them? I couldn’t wait to get them home and fill them up with something!

Seems like everything is in season right now here on our beautiful Eastern Shore. Crabs are running great, thought they got a late start. Dad got a bushel in his 2 pots he has off the dock in just 4 days last week. That’s a lot of crabs for very little work, folks! We went and had steamed crabs for lunch, and he sent me home with the leftovers to pick.

Corn is in season everywhere right now, and this chowder really showcases the sweet, fresh flavor it lends. Let me just say that this soup was nothing short of phenomenal. All the flavors married so well, and I loved that you could taste the individual ingredients. The crab, the corn, the onion, the garlic, the potatoes…all off them working together in perfect harmony, but one not overpowering the other. Will be making this one again and again! The epitome of a Maryland Eastern Shore summer.


  1. Posted August 6, 2013 at 9:44 AM | Permalink

    I am drooling though the computer screen. It is 8 am and I want chowder.

    • Posted August 6, 2013 at 9:56 AM | Permalink

      I knew this one would get you! I seriously thought about you the whole time I was making it…not to sound stalker-ish or anything, lol.

  2. Parke
    Posted August 6, 2013 at 11:43 AM | Permalink

    I am eating this right now and it is awesome! Sending it to some people now!

    “Off da chain!” – JD

  3. Posted August 6, 2013 at 2:12 PM | Permalink

    OMG YUM!!!! I can’t wait to try this one myself. I just ate lunch and already, I want to scoop up some chowder………….

  4. Posted August 6, 2013 at 4:21 PM | Permalink

    Love the new mugs!! I am jealous of your access to fresh crabs 🙂 I’d be making this chowder all the time!

  5. emma
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 6:30 PM | Permalink

    could you tell me how many this will serve, on the measurements given? thank you! sounds delicious!

  6. Joanne
    Posted January 15, 2015 at 5:34 PM | Permalink

    This looks awsome. I am going to add some Old Bay Seasoning

  7. Nancy
    Posted August 13, 2017 at 4:49 PM | Permalink

    This was delicious and so easy to prepare. Will definitely have again.

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