We 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.
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!
Well, I'm off to go
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
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.