With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Shrimp and Corn Chowder

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Shrimp and Corn Chowder

I am a BIG fan of corn chowder and knew I wanted to give this recipe a try as soon as I saw it.
Just 300 calories for 1 1/2 cups!
And, delicious too!
Shrimp and Corn Chowder
recipe source: recipes.com
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)

4 center-cut bacon slices, chopped
4 green onions (I used 1/2 of a medium yellow onion and sprinkled chopped chives on top of serving bowl)
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
4 garlic cloves, minced
1.1 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1/4 cup)
2 1/2 cups 2% reduced-fat milk
1 1/4 cups unsalted chicken stock
1 bay leaf
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper (I substituted sriracha)
24 medium shrimp, peeled and deveined (about 1 pound)
1 (10-ounce) package frozen corn kernels, thawed (I used canned corn)


1. Cook bacon in a large saucepan over medium heat 6 minutes or until crisp. Remove bacon from pan with a slotted spoon, reserving drippings.

2. Thinly slice green onions; reserve 2 tablespoons dark green parts. Add white and light green onion parts, thyme, and garlic to drippings in pan; sauté 2 minutes. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Sprinkle over onion mixture; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in milk, stock, and bay leaf; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, and cook 2 minutes. Stir in salt, black pepper, red pepper, shrimp, and corn; simmer 4 minutes or until shrimp are done. Discard bay leaf. Divide soup evenly among 4 bowls; sprinkle with bacon and reserved 2 tablespoons green onions.


Gypsy Heart said...

I love Corn Chowder too and this looks delish! Thanks so much for sharing. You make wonderful soups!


Ann said...

I have never had corn chowder but it sure does look good. I've been in the mood for soup a lot lately too

lindsey said...

This looks wonderful, I can just imagine how good it tastes. I have never tried shrimp chowder but think I probably should very soon!

Just a little something from Judy said...

This soup sounds like it would be one I would smile real big, if a bowl of it was set down in front of me. Yes, I must make this one. You continually impress me with your cooking and baking skills!

Debbie Huffaker said...

What time is supper? :)

podso said...

Love corn chowder and adding the shrimp would make it even better. Thanks for the recipe.

Maryann said...

This looks delicious, I love corn chowder but like the idea of adding shrimp

Gayle said...

This looks scrumptious, perfect for cooler weather.

Debbie Petras said...

I love shrimp and I love chowder so this looks ...great! It's starting to cool down a bit in Phoenix. Not like up north but I appreciate the days of low 80's and we start making soup!

Blessings and love,

Cheryl said...

I, too, love corn chowder! The addition of shrimp must take it up a notch or two! Must try this!

Dayle said...

I had corn chowder for dinner tonight, but that looks a lot better than Campbell's. ;)


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