Back to reality!

I can’t believe vacation was a month ago. To celebrate our thirtieth wedding anniversary, we (Michael and I) took a two-week road trip up the Pacific Coast Highway from San Francisco to Seattle and even into British Columbia.


anniversary road trip northern california sam jerry

anniverary road trip hwy101 sam jerry

It was lovely. The scenery, the weather, the coffee and oh, the chowder. Clam chowder, crab chowder, salmon and halibut chowder. Some chowders had potatoes, others included corn and in Victoria, British Columbia I had chowder with a coconut milk base.

I’ve never really fancied myself a chowder kind of girl, but I am happy to report I’ve been converted. Not taking away from the tastiness of the chowder but I’m sure freshness and atmosphere had a lot to do with it being incredible.

Tastiness wasn’t even the best part. The best part was that it was a food Michael could eat comfortably. Undergoing radiation treatments for cancer a year and a half ago and being diagnosed with Scleroderma around the same time has caused Michael to face a few eating challenges.  So when we found something that went down smoothly I knew I would try to recreate it once we were home.

crab chowder anniversary road trip sam jerry


And that is precisely what I did.

This recipe is easy to make and even easier to adapt so you can add any seafood or protein you wish.

Crab Chowder

Creamy yummy goodness that is sure to hit the spot.

Course Main Course
Keyword Chowder
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6


  • Small Onion diced
  • 3 stalks Celery diced
  • 32 oz Fish stock or Chicken Stock
  • 1 gold potato diced
  • 2 cups Heavy whipping cream
  • Hot sauce (optional)
  • 2-2 1/2 cups Crab meat or fish, shrimp or clams
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1-2 Ears Corn cut from the cob


  1. Preheat the soup pot with coconut oil or butter. Add the diced onion and celery and sauté for about 5 minutes. Salt and Pepper to taste. Add the flour and let it cook for a minute or two. This helps it not taste so floury.

    crab chowder recipe sam jerry
  2. Add the potato, corn and stock and bring to a rolling simmer. 

    crab chowder recipe potato sam jerry
  3. After about 10 minutes add the heavy whipping cream and the crab meat and continue to cook for about 15 minutes.

    Add salt, pepper or hot sauce to taste.

crab chowder recipe soup sam jerr

I have only made it once since vacation, but now that I’m thinking about it I think I should do it again this week.

Enjoy your week and let me know if you try the recipe.


Be you, Be beautiful, Be imperfect.


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