Quick Shrimp Chowder

Quick Shrimp Chowder Recipe
We've streamlined this favorite creamy shrimp chowder by using canned soup as the base.
5

Outstanding

Yield:

Makes 12 cups

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 20 Minutes

Ingredients

2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 medium onion, chopped
2 (10 3/4-ounce) cans cream of potato soup, undiluted
3 1/2 cups milk
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 1/2 pounds medium-size fresh shrimp, peeled*
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
Garnish: chopped fresh parsley
Oyster crackers (optional)

Preparation

Melt butter in a Dutch oven over medium heat; add onion, and sauté 8 minutes or until tender. Stir in cream of potato soup, milk, and pepper; bring to a boil. Add shrimp; reduce heat, and simmer, stirring often, 5 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink. Stir in cheese until melted. Garnish, if desired. Serve immediately. Serve with oyster crackers, if desired.

*1 1/2 pounds frozen shrimp, thawed; 1 1/2 pounds peeled crawfish tails; or 3 cups chopped cooked chicken may be substituted.

Note:

Cynthia J. Strickland, Bethel, North Carolina,

January 2004
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