Fry the bacon* (not too crisp) and after slice in small pieces – add to soup after you saute the vegetables. Add the bacon grease to the vegetables to saute (optional)
While bacon if frying, par boil the broccoli.
Next, saute the shallots, onions, carrots, bell peppers, mushrooms and celery with the bacon grease or a little olive oil, as needed .
Note: Do not add garlic at this time – will make bitter.
After vegetables are done sautéing, add the evaporated milk, garlic, cream of mushroom soup, cream style corn, cooked bacon, cheese, Tony Sacherie, Zatarain crab boil and cook.
Add salt and pepper to taste while cooking. Cook until done.
* Using “pre-cooked” bacon is much easier – cut it into small pieces