Crab & Corn Whey Chowder

Crab & Corn Chowder
Created by Sheana Davis, The Epicurean Connection
Yields 1 quart soup
 
2 tablespoons sweet butter
2 teaspoons fresh garlic, chopped fine
1/2 cup red onion, chopped fine
1 cup golden zucchini, chopped fine
1/2 cup golden bell pepper, chopped fine
1 cup fresh or frozen corn kernels
1/4 cup white wine
2 cups whey

1 cup whipping cream

1/4 tsp paprika
1 tsp fresh thyme leaves
1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped fine
1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1 teaspoon Kosher salt

1# meat, cleaned
1/4 c fresh basil leaves (optional, for garnish)

Edible flowers

 
 
Prepare vegetables.
In a heavy bottom soup pot, over medium heat, saute butter and add in garlic.  Add in onion, zucchini,  bell peppers and corn kernels.  Splash with the white wine and simmer for 4-5  minutes until vegetables are tender.
 
Add in milk and whey and bring to a simmer. Allow to cook for 15 minutes.   Add in crab and gently stir together.  Taste and adjust seasoning.  Garnish with basil leaves and edible flower petals.  Serve warm with fresh baked bread and a glass of Sauvignon Blanc.