Crab Chowder

This winning chowder features crabmeat, and is made even more enticing with bouquet garni seasoning, which is a mixture of several herbs, and a small amount of cream cheese.



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Servings: 4
Total Time: 25 mins
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Ingredients
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    1  6  ounce package 
    frozen crabmeat or 1 6-ounce can crabmeat, drained, flaked, and cartilage removed
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    medium zucchini, cut into 2-inch strips
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    medium red or green sweet pepper, chopped
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    2   tablespoons 
    margarine or butter
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    2   tablespoons 
    all-purpose flour
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    4   cups 
    milk
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    2   tablespoons 
    sliced green onion
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    1/2  teaspoon 
    bouquet garni seasoning
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    1/4  teaspoon 
    salt
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    1/8  teaspoon 
    black pepper
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    1  3  ounce package 
    cream cheese, cut up
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    1   teaspoon 
    snipped fresh thyme
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    Fresh thyme sprigs (optional)

Directions
1.
Thaw crabmeat, if frozen.
2.
In a medium saucepan cook zucchini and sweet pepper in hot margarine or butter until crisp-tender. Stir in the flour. Add the milk, green onion, bouquet garni seasoning, salt, and black pepper.
3.
Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly. Add the cream cheese; cook and stir until cream cheese melts. Stir in the crabmeat and snipped thyme; heat through. Garnish each serving with additional fresh thyme, if desired. Makes 4 main-dish servings.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 314, Fat, total (g) 19, chol. (mg) 64, sat. fat (g) 9, carb. (g) 18, fiber (g) 1, pro. (g) 19, vit. A (RE) 350, vit. C (mg) 21, sodium (mg) 844, calcium (mg) 293, iron (mg) 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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