If you've never had a bayou crab chowder before, you're in for a real treat. Think about the best clam chowder you've ever had in your life, and then imagine it being even better. Yes, it's possible. The recipe below really amps up the flavor by using Cajun seasoning to add both spice and depth to the soup. Add in all your favorite chowder ingredients (such as bacon, potatoes and corn) and you have a complete package.
Even though the flavors in this soup are complex, it's a quick and easy meal to make. That means it can make an appearance on your weeknight dinner table with no problems. You can make it with bacon like a traditional chowder, but andouille sausage is a more authentic ingredient. It really infuses the entire soup with Southern flavors.