Wednesday, January 13, 2010

My new favorite dish!

Last weekend I made something that was DELICIOUS! Shrimp Corn Chowder. Yummy!

A few years ago, Hubby and I went to the Coushatta Casino in Louisiana and went to dinner in one of the restaurants (comped, of course.) and had the most wonderful Shrimp Corn Soup. I wanted to make that at home! I actually got their recipe, but it was to make in HUGE quantities and though I tried it, and a couple of other recipes, it just was never the way I wanted it.

Well, last weekend, I had found another recipe to try for Corn Chowder, figuring I could just throw in some shrimp. The above was the delicious result. Both Hubby and I loved it and it will become a regular recipe at our house.

Here is how I made it.

Shrimp Corn Chowder

1 medium onion, diced
2 stalks celery, diced
1 large baking potato, diced small
1/3 cup flour
6 cups chicken broth
1 cup half and half
1 pound shelled, cleaned raw shrimp.

Saute onion and celerey in 2 tablespoons of olive oil until softened. Add potatoes and flour and stir until flour is distributed throughout. Add chicken broth, salt and pepper to taste. (I also added some garlic powder, because we use it in everything.)

Bring soup to boil. Lower heat and simmer for 25 minutes. Add shrimp and cook until pink. Add half and half and cook until hot.

That's it! Hubby and I each had 2 large bowls of it. I had it again yesterday for lunch and I still have one container in the freezer for another lunch and we have some in the fridge for tomorrow night. It freezes and reheats well, so is great for me to carry for lunch.

I am getting hungry just writing about it!


Boondock Ma (Kim's Mom) said...

That sounds so good! The only kind of soup my kids like is chowder,and we all love shrimp so I think this would go over well at my house.
Thanks for sharing!

Frances said...

Hi, Boondock Ma! I love this chowder so much I am having it for lunch right now! Yummy!

What I liked was that the recipe is so easy to make and with normal ingredients. You could probably add other ingredients. Hubby suggested some bell pepper next time.

Thanks for coming to see me!

SonyaAnn said...

That looks yummy. I'm going to have to cut and paste this one. I just got a wonderful biscuit recipe from Annie Jones. Sounds like I need to make both at the same time.
And thank you for all of the ideas with Christmas! I always feel your love!

Frances said...

This would be good with biscuits. I just made garlic bread, since we had a part of a loaf of homemade bread left.

I do love you, SonyaAnn!!

McVal said...

That looks delish!!! I think there is only one other person in the family that likes shrimp besides me... I'll have to wait until it's just me and her for an evening, but it will be worth the wait for this chowder! YUM!

Frances said...

Hi, McVal. I would think you could make this with other meat, say chicken, instead of shrimp.

Thanks for coming to see me!

slugmama said...

That sounds and LOOKS scrumptious!
I have a bag of shrimp in my freezer that needs eatin'....might have to try this recipe.
thanks for sharing!

Frances said...

You SHOULD try this, slugmama! I had that bag of shrimp in my freezer for quite a while and it was driving Hubby crazy that I had not cooked it yet, and he doesn't usually even eat shrimp. LOL!

Thanks fro stopping by!

SonyaAnn said...

Thanks for coming to see me! I always want to hear what you have to say. I've not been doing much cooking lately. I think that it would probably help is I did! Get me back into the whole happy house wife thing. NOT!
Have a great week!

Frances said...

Hi, SonyaAnn! So happy to see you today! I really need to find something new to post about!! I am so boring!

So, who is cooking at your house?