Barbara Mercer adds pinches of Newfoundland savoury to her delicately flavoured, light chowder (other savoury is no good.) The Mercers buy their crab already cooked at a nearby plant. You may have to substitute frozen thawed crab (remove any bits of shell) or drained canned snow crab.
- Portion size 4 servings
In large heavy saucepan, melt butter over medium heat; cook onion until softened, about 4 minutes. Add water, potatoes, carrot, salt, savoury, pepper and thyme; cover and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer until vegetables are tender, about 15 minutes. Pour in milk; bring back to simmer.
Cut cod into bite-size pieces; add to chowder and return to boil. Remove from heat immediately.
Add crab; cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning.