Shrimp and Corn Chowder

Shrimp and Corn Chowder
Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lindsey Lower
Serve this hearty chowder with a crusty baguette. Use fresh corn, if available.


Serves 4 (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 300
Fat 7.5 g
Satfat 3 g
Monofat 2.2 g
Polyfat 0.9 g
Protein 28 g
Carbohydrate 32 g
Fiber 2 g
Cholesterol 162 mg
Iron 2 mg
Sodium 552 mg
Calcium 274 mg


4 center-cut bacon slices, chopped
4 green onions
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
24 medium shrimp, peeled and deveined (about 1 pound)
1 (10-ounce) package frozen corn kernels, thawed


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.