shrimp potato and corn chowder via firsthomelovelife.com
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Shrimp Potato & Corn Chowder

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Seafood, Soup
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. medium shimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 box chicken stock
  • 4 slices thick cut bacon chopped
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 3 stalks celery thinly sliced
  • 1 large yellow onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 bag frozen diced potatoes
  • 1 bag frozen corn
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • splash of half n half
  • splash of sherry **optional
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • In a cast iron soup pot, add in butter on medium high heat. Chop bacon and add into the pot to render the fat. Once rendered, scoop the bacon out and set aside.
  • Add in you shrimp to the bacon fat and cook for 2-3 minutes or until pink. Remove from pot and set aside.
  • Add in a splash of sherry to the pan to scrap up bits from the bottom, or just a splash of chicken stock. Then add in your onions, celery, and garlic to soften (3-4 minutes) season with salt and pepper
  • Lower your heat to medium low. Add in your bags of frozen potatoes and corn, along with the rest of the chicken stock. Add in your fresh thyme and bay leaves and cover to cook for 30 minutes. Season with salt and pepper
  • At the very end, add back in your shrimp to finish cooking and add in a splash of half and half and the paprika. The starch from the potatoes should have thickened the soup enough where you don't need to add any flour. Top with crispy bacon pieces and enjoy! :)