This is a recipe I came up with last week and after posting photos on my Facebook page, I’ve been getting requests for it pretty much daily! One of the reasons I love chowder is the creamy thick broth. I also love shrimp and corn as a combo (who doesn’t like shrimp and grits?) and a last minute decision to throw in some marinated artichokes was a very happy decision. If you’re looking to keep calories low, feel free to make it with lower fat ingredients, and spice it up if you want. The thing I liked best about this one is the simplicity of prep. When you’re tired of turkey and looking for something equally as delicious, give this chowder a try!
- 2 TB unsalted butter
- 1 TB minced garlic
- 2 stalks of celery finely chopped
- 3 bay leaves (I use one giant bay leaf! You can see it in the photo below.)
- 1/3 cup chopped red onion
- 2 – 3 TB all-purpose flour
- 16 oz. light cream (use fat free half and half if you want to cut back on fat and calories)
- 2 8-oz bottles of clam juice
- 1 lb large raw shrimp with tails removed, cut into pieces
- 1 cup fresh corn kernels (you can use frozen but fresh will be sweeter)
- 8 oz. marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped (this is a bit more than the small jar contains)
- 1 TB dried basil
- 1/2 tsp dried cumin
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 TB fresh parsley, chopped
- 1/4 cup mascarpone cheese
- hot sauce (optional)
- Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add garlic, onion, and celery and cook for 5 minutes or so until tender.
- Stir in the flour a little bit at a time until coated.
- Stir in water, clam juice, bay leaves, basil, cumin, salt, and pepper, and bring to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer.
- Stir in shrimp, corn, and parsley. Add a bit more flour if you’d like a thicker broth.
- Cook for 2 – 5 minutes stirring occasionally, until shrimp are bright pink and corn is tender.
- Remove from the heat, remove the bay leaves, and stir in mascarpone until melted.
- Allow individuals to add a dash of hot sauce as desired.
Enjoy! Refrigerates well so if you’ve got extra, you can certainly enjoy it for the next few days.
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