Corn Chowder with Shrimp

Photo: Mark Thomas; Styling: Andrea Steinberg
Make a creamy corn chowder even better with the addition of fresh shrimp, carrot, and red bell pepper.

Yield:

Serves 6

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 6 Hours, 15 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 371
Fat 10 g
Satfat 5 g
Protein 25 g
Carbohydrate 51 g
Fiber 6 g
Cholesterol 141 mg
Sodium 710 mg

Ingredients

4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
2 16-oz. bags frozen corn
1 onion, finely chopped
1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
2 carrots, cut into 1/4-inch rounds
2 russet potatoes, diced
1 bay leaf
Salt and pepper
1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/2 cup heavy cream, optional
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

Preparation

1. Combine chicken broth, corn, onion, bell pepper, carrots, potatoes, bay leaf, 1 cup water and 1 tsp. salt in slow cooker. Cover and cook on low until vegetables are tender, about 6 hours.

2. Puree 3 cups of soup in a blender and return to slow cooker. Stir in shrimp. Cover and cook until shrimp are pink and firm, 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in cream, if desired, and cook until warmed through, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, sprinkle with parsley and serve.

Note:

June 2010