Shrimp and Corn Chowder

Total Time:
30 min
15 min
15 min

4 servings

  • 2 teaspoons unsalted butter
  • 3 stalks celery, thinly sliced
  • 2 bunches scallions, chopped
  • 3 cups frozen diced potatoes
  • 3 cups frozen corn
  • 3 sprigs thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 quart low-fat milk
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Paprika, for sprinkling
  • Melt the butter in a Dutch oven or large pot over medium-high heat. Stir in the celery, scallions, potatoes and corn. Add the thyme, bay leaves, 1/2 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper and cook, stirring, 3 minutes. Stir in the flour until incorporated, about 2 minutes. Stir in the milk, then cover and bring to a boil. Uncover, reduce the heat to medium low and gently simmer until the vegetables are tender, about 6 minutes. Remove from the heat. Discard the thyme sprigs and bay leaves.

  • Transfer one-third of the mixture to a blender and puree until smooth, then return to the pot. Return to a simmer over medium-high heat. Stir in the shrimp and cook until opaque, about 4 minutes. Season with salt. If the soup is too thick, stir in up to 1 cup water. Divide among bowls and sprinkle with paprika.

  • Per serving: Calories 394; Fat 8 g (Saturated 5 g); Cholesterol 193 mg; Sodium 658 mg; Carbohydrate 49 g; Fiber 8 g; Protein 32 g

  • Photograph by Antonis Achilleos

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Awesome recipe. I added cocktail sauce and a rich rue to top it off. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Agree that this was bland as is. Needed more butter and salt. I also added red pepper flake for a little heat. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is definitely a favorite in our house! I do use fresh potatoes instead of frozen ones but that's the only change I make. item not reviewed by moderator and published
How can one review of two stars earn a four star rating? item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had to doctor this, the flavor was bland. Also the times for cooking were inaccurate. But once I added my own seasonings and let it cook longer, it tasted pretty good. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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