Saturday, January 23, 2010

Shrimp and Corn Chowder

I got this recipe from RealSimple, and it was quick and easy and really good. I have never cooked with leeks before, and I really liked the flavor they gave to the soup. In the magazine the recipe is actually called "Shrimp and Corn chowder with fennel," but I couldn't find fennel at the store, so I left it out. I also added a cup of chicken broth because it didn't seem to have enough liquid. It still turned out great.

2 tbsp unsalted butter

2 leeks (white and light green parts), chopped

2 tbsp a.p. flour

1 8oz. bottle clam juice

3 cups milk

3-4 potatoes, cut into 1-inch cubes (I didn't bother to peel them)

3/4 lb. med. cooked peeled and deveined shrimp

1 10oz pkg. frozen corn

2 tbsp. parsley, chopped

1 lemon, squeezed

Heat the butter in a large saucepan over med. heat. Add the leeks and season with s&p and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender; stir in the flour

Add the clam juice, milk and potatoes and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occastionally, for 12 minutes or so. Stir in the shrim and corn and cook until the potatoes are tender and the shrimp and corn are heated through, 3-5 minutes. Stir in the parsley and lemon juice.

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scmom (Barbara) said...

Looks yummy, and fairly low in fat (if you use low-fat milk). Adding to my list of recipes to try! ;-)

LauraSuz said...

Jill, you read my mind! I actually took the time last week to search through your blogs archives for a corn chowder you post a long time ago. I couldn't find it though.

Jill said...

that's weird! and funny...i don't remember posting a corn chowder recipe before. But i tend to post the same kinds of recipes over and over again and not realize it!

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Jerry C said...

This looks really good. But pardon me... I have a technical question. I do love to cook but this is about your blog. Follow my id link to see mine, which is the same google template as yours... EXCEPT you have found a way to stretch it and use 3 columns. Please tell me how you did it. While I could sure go for the soup, I would skip a meal for the trick to the template. Many thanks. Jerry Constantino PS: I see you too have that famous Chinese (or something) follower. I make him/her as spam.

msiagal1usa said...

Look fantastic and had to make it this weekend. Thanks for sharing