Saturday, October 19, 2013

Crab and lobster chowder

5 potatoes, diced
2 cups white wine (i use a Rhine wine)
1 stick butter
2 ounces smoke cured bacon
1 cup leeks, diced
1 teaspoon tarragon
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup celery, diced
2 small lobsters, cooked
1 lb lump crap
2 cup half and half
1 cup dry potato flakes
1 teaspoon corn starch

cook the potatoes and leeks in butter till the potatoes are just brown
add the wine, tarragon, celery and paprika and reduce the heat to just a simmer
remove the lobster meat from the shell and set aside
take all the shells and put them in a separate pot with water and boil for 30 minutes
Add the remainder of the liquid to the pot with them potatoes and rinse once.
Brown and crisp the bacon and add to the pot
add half and half.
dissolve the corn starch in a teaspoon of water and add to the pot
Increase the heat and stir continually until the desired thickness is reached
add lobster and crab and serve.