corn and shrimp chowder

cal - 180 fat - 6g carbs - 17

corn and shrimp chowder
corn and shrimp chowder

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

Ingredients

  • 1

    tbsp butter

  • 1

    tbsp evoo'

  • 3

    medium carrots, coarsely chopped

  • 1

    large onion, coarsely chopped

  • 1

    stalk celery coarsely chopped

  • 2

    pkgs 10 oz each- frozen whole kernel corn

  • 2

    cans 14 1/2 oz each chicken broth

  • 2

    tsp sugar

  • 1/2

    tsp salt

  • 1/2

    tsp thyme

  • 1/8

    tsp cayenne-add more as needed

  • 1 2/4

    lb medium shrimp

  • 1/2

    cup 1/2 1/2 or light cream

  • chopped thyme leaves for garnish

Directions

in a 5 qt dutch oven or saucepot, melt the margarine with the evoo over medium heqaat until hot. add carrots, onions and celery and cook until the vegies are tender about 15 minutes. reserve 1 1/2 cup corn. add remaining corn to dutch oven; stir in chicken broth, sugar,salt thyme cayenne and 2 cups water. heat to boiling over high heat. reduce heat to low. cover and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. meanwhile, shell and devein 20 shrimp, leaving tail on for garnish. shell and devein the remaining shrimp then slice each in half horizontally ; set aside cook shrimp for garnish: in a 2 qt saucepan, heat 2 inches of water to boiling over high heat. add the 20 shrimp; heat to boiling. reduce heat to low and cook 1 minute or until shrimp are opaque throughout. drain; keep warm in a blend at low speed, with center part of cover removed to allow steam to escape, blend soup in small batches until very smooth. pour soup into large bowl after each batch. return blended soup and reserved corn to same dutch oven; stir in 1/2 1/2 . heat soup over medium heat until hot, stirring occasionally- do not boil. add sliced shrimp and cook 5 minutes longer or until shrimp turn opaque throughout. to serve spoon chowder into 10 bowls; garnish each with 2 whole shrimp. sprinkle with fresh thyme.

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