Oyster and Spinach Chowder

For a low-fat version of the classic cream soup, we used fat-free milk and fortified it with dry milk powder. Vitamin-rich spinach is a delicious addition.


Oyster and Spinach Chowder

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Ingredients
  •  
    Nonstick spray coating
  • 1/2  cup 
    chopped onion
  • 1/2  cup 
    shredded carrot
  • 2 1/2  cups 
    skim milk
  • 1/4  cup 
    all-purpose flour
  • 2   tablespoons 
    nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1/4  teaspoon 
    salt
  • 1  8  ounce bottle 
    clam juice or 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2  8  ounce cans 
    whole oysters
  • 1  10  ounce package 
    frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained
  • 1/4  teaspoon 
    finely shredded lemon peel (optional)
Directions
1.
Spray a large saucepan with nonstick spray coating. Cook onion and carrot in the saucepan over medium-high heat until onion is tender.
2.
In a small bowl stir together 1 cup of the skim milk, the flour, nonfat dry milk powder, and salt; stir into vegetable mixture. Stir in remaining milk and clam juice or chicken broth. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly.
3.
Stir in undrained oysters, spinach, and, if desired, lemon peel. Heat through, stirring occasionally. To serve, ladle into soup bowls. Makes 4 servings.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 220, Fat, total (g) 3, chol. (mg) 60, carb. (g) 28, pro. (g) 20, sodium (mg) 946, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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