Spicy Shrimp & Summer Corn Chowder

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 5m
Ready In

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Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (456.6 g)
  • Calories 273.3
  • Total Fat - 8.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 100.1 mg
  • Sodium - 1758.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 29.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5.7 g
  • Sugars - 4.5 g
  • Protein - 21.6 g
  • Calcium - 148.5 mg
  • Iron - 2.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 22.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Mix the shrimp, oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and cayenne in a small bowl and set aside to marinate.

Step 2

Set the corn aside in a small bowl to defrost.

Step 3

For the chowder, heat a large pot over medium heat, then all the oil. Saute the celery, red pepper, carrot, onion, and garlic for about 5 minutes, or until fragrant.

Step 4

Add corn, vegetable broth, paprika, salt, and black pepper to the pot. Bring to a slight boil, and then simmer uncovered for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Step 5

In a small bowl mix together cornmeal with a couple tablespoons of the soup. Pour it into the pot, stir thoroughly and continue to cook for another 10-15 minutes or until thickened.

Step 6

Remove from heat and blend the soup to desired consistency.

Step 7

Add milk, and cook on a low heat until heated through.

Step 8

To prepare the shrimp, heat a large skillet over medium-high. Add the marinated shrimp to the pan, cooking 2-3 minutes per side until they are opaque with a pink color.

Step 9

Serve the soup in a bowl topped with the sauteed shrimp and optional garnishes.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



This corn chowder was very sweet! I used fresh corn cut off the cob and scraped the "milk" from the cob into the mix, so I'm not sure if that is why it was so sweet. Delicious! First time I've had a corn chowder without any potatoes at all! It was just thick enough and cooking the shrimp separately kept them from overcooking. Thanks for sharing!

review by:
(7 Jun 2020)


Great soup which we enjoyed! I forgot the carrot but made according to the directions for a very enjoyable dinner complete with bread. This only fed the four of us, but we are big eaters. Thanks for sharing!

review by:
(4 Oct 2017)