Shrimp Corn Chowder

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Corn chowder is a favorite of mine, because I can twist and change it to so many different flavor profiles. You have your base of broth, potato, corn and cream. Then can add in other veggies or proteins and different spices and flavors. For this Shrimp Corn Chowder, I added in paprika, thyme, shrimp and smoked ham for an exquisite chowder. The robust flavor that you get in just one hour.

Shrimp Corn Chowder

If you still don’t have an immersion blender, you really need one (and no I am NOT being paid or sponsored to say that) I just really love the versatility of blitzing stuff to make it creamy goodness. They make it so easy to make soups, sauces and blitzed root veggies. I used it to make the soup rich and creamy. If you don’t have one….re-read the first sentence…but also you can use a blender in it’s place. Just be cautious of blitzing hot liquids.

Shrimp Corn Chowder

I didn’t serve a side dish with this chowder because it was very hearty and full of protein. My oldest boys all had seconds. If you needed to stretch it or serve a bigger crowd, you could serve it with corn bread. I would probably do a cheddar cheese and jalapeno corn bread. Use your favorite corn bread mix and add one cup cheese and 4oz diced jalapenos and cook as directed on the corn bread mix.

Shrimp Corn Chowder

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Shrimp Corn Chowder

A warm and creamy chowder full of shrimp, corn and ham!
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword chowder, corn soup, cream cheese, Ham, shrimp, soup, soup recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp Avocado Oil
  • ½ Yellow Onion diced
  • 4 Garlic Cloves mincecd
  • 8 Red Potatoes peeled, quartered
  • 2 qt Broth Chicken or Veg
  • 1 tsp Thyme
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese
  • 2 15oz can Creamed Cron
  • 2 15oz can Sweet Corn drained
  • 1 lb Ham Steak cubed
  • 1 lb Large Raw Shrimp peeled, deveined, tails-off
  • 4 Scallions chopped

Instructions

  • In a large stock pot over medium-high heat, add oil, onions and garlic. Cook for 4 minutes. Add potatoes, broth, thyme, paprika, salt, and black pepper. Reduce heat to medium. Cover and cook for 30 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and add cream cheese block to pot. Use immersion blender to blitz until smooth. Return to heat.
  • Add cream corn, corn, ham steak and shrimp. Cover and cook another 20 minutes. Add half of scallions to pot, stir to combine.
  • Serve in a shallow bowl with sprinkle of remaining scallions.

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Published by Estelle Forrest

I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of my adult life and plan to stay forever – while traveling a lot. I am currently running a General Contracting business with my husband out of our home. Between us we have 6 kids in our blended family, 4 of which live with us full-time. We are a highly active family during the week – sports, bands, dance classes – as well as on the weekend – camping, hiking, car shows, and concerts. We like to go go go, but when it comes to dinnertime, we mostly like to dine-in! I love to create things with my hands and have probably tried almost every craft out there at least once or twice. Cooking is a huge part of my life. No matter what anyone says – you can taste the difference in the food if it was made with love. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me, but to the people I care about.

4 thoughts on “Shrimp Corn Chowder

  1. This chowder looks like my kind of comfort food; I even have all of the ingredients on hand to make it! Dropping by from Full Plate Thursday!

    1. Estelle Forrest – I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. Cooking is a huge part of my life. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me but to the people I care about.
      Estelle Forrest says:

      I hope you enjoy it

  2. Thanks so much for linking up at the Unlimited Link Party 66. Pinned!

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