SMOKY CORN AND SHRIMP CHOWDER

 

  • Cooking Time: 45min
  • Servings: serves 6
  • Preparation Time: 45 min.

Ingredients

  • 4 ears of fresh corn (2 cans if fresh corn not available)
  • 3 carrots chopped
  • 4 bacon slices
  • 1 med. white onion, chopped
  • 1 t. salt
  • 1t. smoked paprika
  • 1/2 t. cayenne pepper
  • 2 T. flour
  • 2 med. baking potatoes, chopped
  • 5cups of 2% reduced fat milk
  • 1 pound shrimp , peeled and deveined
  • 4 cups baby arugula or other peppery greens (parsley or spinach)

Directions

  • 1. Cut corn kernels from cob. Scrape cobs with knife to release milk. Set aside.
  • 2. Cook bacon in large Dutch oven or deep pan. Keep grease. Remove bacon and crumble and set aside.
  • 3.Add onions (garlic if desired) corn salt and peppers and sauté 10 min.
  • Add flour, whisking well, cook 2 minutes. Add potatoes and milk. Cook until thick and creamy (at least 10 minutes) Add shrimp and cook until shrimp turn pink and add arugula. Serve with crumbled bacon.
  • Serves 6
  • Nutritional facts per serving: 382 calories, 17g fat, 120g cholesterol, 25g protein, 33g carbohydrates, 3g fiber and 794 mg sodium.

Notes

I found this recipe in the Denver Post and saved it for my Book Club and it was a great hit! Substituted Chicken for part of the pot as one person can not eat fish and that was good too. Added carrots for more veggies too.

Submitted by: "Susan A Williams"

Categories: Chowder 
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