Monday, March 23, 2009

Shrimp and Corn Chowder...yes, another shrimp recipe

This post will have to be short and sweet since I'm leaving on vacation tomorrow and haven't started packing! It's times like this when a fun adventure morphs into a stressful event. Moral of the story: don't procrastinate!


Shrimp & Corn ChowderWe made this shrimp & corn chowder last night and just enjoyed two more heaping bowls of leftovers. It's hearty and great for these still chilly spring nights. Per usual, we served this with a huge hunk of warm, crusty bread. I also added a hint of sugar to create a nice sweet & spicy taste that aids our wimpy taste-buds.

Shrimp & Corn Chowder
I know there are quite a few of you shrimp-haters out there, so for you anti-shrimp people, I think this soup would be equally as tasty with some chicken or turkey!

Shrimp & Corn Chowder
Well, I'm off to go relax pack, workout, & finish work and will hopefully have lots of pictures to share! Have a great week.

Shrimp & Corn Chowder
adapted from Cooking Light

2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup diced sweet onion
1 1/2 cups diced frozen Southern-style hash brown potatoes
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
1 4.5oz can chopped fire-roasted green chiles, undrained
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups milk
1 1/2 cups broth
1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 can whole-kernel corn with red and green peppers, drained (Mexicorn)
1 pound peeled and deveined small shrimp
pinch of sugar
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
nonstick spray

1. Spray a large soup pot or Dutch oven with nonstick spray. Over medium high heat, melt butter. Add sweet onions and diced potatoes. Saute until potatoes begin to brown slightly. Add bell pepper, and green onions to pan; sauté 2 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently.

2. Add canned green chiles to pan; cook 1 minute. Add flour to pan; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in milk, broth, salt, cumin, pepper and corn; bring to a boil. Add in a dash of sugar. Cook 5 minutes or until slightly thick. Stir in shrimp; cook 1 minute or until shrimp are pink. Remove from heat; stir in cilantro.

33 comments:

Sara said...

I can never get enough shrimp recipes! This looks great, I'm sure the sweetness from the corn goes well with the shrimp.

Elyse said...

Keep posting the shrimp recipes!! I love shrimp; I can't get enough. I also love soup, so you've really given me the perfect dish with this post. The soup looks great! Have a wonderful trip!!

Culinary Wannabe said...

I love shrimp too - way more fun than chicken! :) Have a fantastic trip!

gammypie said...

This looks like the perfect weeknight recipe for dinner. It's quick, light and tasty! I love it!

VeggieGirl said...

Gorgeous dish!!

Good luck unpacking/working!!

Dawn said...

It's sooo cold here today and I want to make a soup so badly. But I'm too cold to get in the car to buy some shrimp...lazy bones!
I would love some of this wonderful soup! Really nice looking.

carmencooks said...

Yum, I love chowders so I'll have to try this out. :)

Have a great vacation!! Didn't you just get back from one not too long ago? Lucky girl. :) Hope you have lots of fun.

kat said...

Oh, interesting using hash browns in this instead chunks of potatoes

Elra said...

I think the only person who doesn't like shrimp is my husband. He doesn't know what he's missing. I, on the other hand love shrimps. Though I never made this for cowder, I am pretty tempted to try it. Look delice Sharon!
Cheers,
elra

Scate said...

I love corn chowder and love the idea of adding shrimp to it! I am leaving for Florida for some R&R and we already planned a few trips to the fish market - - - hope they have some fresh shrimp!

Helene said...

Have a good vacation.

Lisa said...

Oh, yummy! And, where are you vacationing to? Did I miss that little tidbit...

Laura said...

Haha could this have been directed at me? But yeah this looks like it would be just fine with shredded chicken. :)

Have fun on your vacation!

Snooky doodle said...

Shrimp recipes are welcome :) looks so good and colourful :)

The Blonde Duck said...

I'm allergic to shrimp, so I'm trying the chicken! I LOVE chowders!

Esi said...

I love shrimp! Keep the recipes coming and hope you have a wonderful vacay!

MaryBeth said...

I love shrimp so there is no such thing as too many recipes...have a wonderful trip!

Bunny said...

Wow those pictures are great ! They make you wanna dig in! Great recipe Sharon!

Grace said...

enjoy your vacation, sharon--do some relaxing for me while you're at it. :)
great chowdah, which goes without saying.

Mochachocolata Rita said...

Love shrimps, can't get enough! Have a wonderful vacation...let's create a procrastinator's club, i'll be the president hehehe

Sophie said...

I'm a shrimp lover, so this is my kinda chowda :). Have a safe trip!

Bridgett said...

Corn chowder is one of my favorite comfort foods. The addition of shrimp looks and sounds wonderful.

jesse said...

That looks sooo mouth-wateringly delicious Sharon! Beautiful pictures!

Maria said...

Love the chowder, it looks so good!!

Maris said...

This looks great and don't worry - a little procrastination never hurt anyone.

Chefectomy said...

Let's shrimp slap the shrimp haters. This looks fabulous!

--Marc

Heather said...

that sounds just delicious! i adore corn chowder. i usually put crab in mine - but hey, shrimp sounds good, too :D

Jeff said...

No such thing as to many shrimp recipes.

Looks awesome!

Priscilla said...

This Shrimp soup looks so filling and delicious. My Dad would love this!

RecipeGirl said...

Hope you are having a great vacation!

Katie said...

Man that looks great!!!

Christina Kim said...

Sharon, this soup looks just delicious. It is definitely on my list of "foods I MUST make"!!! I'll let you know how it goes...

Dazy said...

Since you already know, I like your recipes, just wanted to tell you that I made this dish last weekend and it was amazing! Thank you so much for the recipe, it is one we will be enjoying again and again!