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Shrimp and Corn Chowder

Warm up during the last few days of winter with this tummy warming chowder full of shrimp, corn and potatoes.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings



  • 4 slices bacon diced into 1 inch pieces
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 3 tablespoons of flour divided
  • 1 8 ounce jar clam juice
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons water, divided
  • 2 medium red potatoes diced
  • 2 celery stalks diced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons cajun seasoning
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 pound 51 - 60 count prawns, peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup frozen corn


  • In a large dutch oven cook bacon until browned. Reserve 1 1/2 tablespoons of pan drippings. Set bacon aside.
  • Add onion to the dutch oven with the reserved bacon drippings. Cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of flour. Cook 2 minutes.
  • Pour clam juice and water over the top. Add potatoes, celery, bay leaf, kosher salt and cajun seasoning. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cook until potatoes are fork tender.
  • Stir 3 tablespoons of hot broth into the milk to temper it. Pour tempered milk into the soup.
  • Make a slurry with remaining 1 tablespoon of flour and 2 tablespoons of water. Stir slurry into soup and let simmer for 30 more minutes.
  • After soup has simmered add prawns and frozen corn. Cook 5 more minutes or until shrimp is pink and cooked through. Remove bay leaf. Stir in reserved bacon.
  • Ladle into hot soup bowls and serve.


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