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Thank you for this recipe! I saw this on your site about a year ago and have been making it ever since. I don't use crab because it is hard to get here and very expensive so I add extra shrimp and sausage. This is my favourite soup recipe! Quick and easy and we all love it!
I don't know what Old Bay seasoning is. It might be helpful to list the ingredients in that because a lot of people won't know or be able to get that product either.
Old Bay Seasoning should be located in the spice rack section of your market, in a bright yellow tin with a red cap. It’s a proprietary blend of 18 herbs and spices, created in the late 1930 in the Chesapeake Bay Area. Most chain markets ( like Walmart) will have it.
The ingredients listed on the Old Bay label are celery seed salt, black pepper, red pepper and paprika. Copycat recipes online have long lists of spice ingredients, but for the 1/4 tsp in this recipe, I wouldn't worry about it since celery salt and pepper are also in the recipe. Perhaps add a pinch more to your own taste.
What else can be used other than mushrooms and cream of mushroom soup? My household has severe allergies to mushrooms. Thank you!
Sub Cream of Celery soup and omit mushrooms. You could thinly slice a stalk of celery and sauté with the onion if you like. When we make a low country boil, we’ll toss in a couple of lobster tails, too, when we can afford it.
You could use any cream soup - celery, chicken, etc. Or, as I do, simply use heavy cream instead.
Maybe nutritional yeast? I am not sure how close that is to mushrooms. I don't see why you simply couldn't leave the mushrooms out all together, maybe add more corn or spice it up with some pepper or tomato. Good luck.
My wife and I love this soup. Found out the first try that we don't like crab. Second time (and all others) we used lobster and this comes out fantastic with no other alerations.
Low country chowder:
Fabulous combination of flavors, Great on a snowy winter’s evening. Hearty and satisfying. This recipe s a keeper.