Recipe by Kim127
As with most chowders, this is much better served the second day. Let it sit in the fridge overnight, reheat and serve! Sometimes I will add some crushed red pepper when I saute the onion. The Maine shrimp can be substituted with other small shrimp.
Top Review by wendyt57
Instead of the cream and milk I used FF half and half along with 1 can of FF evaporated milk. I used 2 tsp. Tony Chachere's seasoning mix in place of Mrs. Dash seasoning mix too. It added lots of flavor. This soup is so darn good it will have you going back for 2nds and 3rds. Trust me! Thank you Kim for sharing!
- 1⁄2 lb bacon
- 1 onion, diced
- 4 potatoes, peeled and chopped
- 1 teaspoon Mrs. Dash seasoning mix
- 1 1⁄2 lbs maine shrimp, shelled
- 1 (14 ounce) can corn
- 1 (14 ounce) can evaporated milk
- 1 pint light cream
- 1 cup milk (or more if desired)
- 2 teaspoons Mrs. Dash seasoning mix
Directions See How It's Made
- In a stockpot, cook 3 slices of the bacon until crisp. Remove bacon, drain and crumble; set aside. Reserve 2 tablespoons bacon drippings.
- Add the onion and saute in bacon drippings until tender, about 8 minutes.
- Placed chopped pototoes over onions and add enough water to cover the potatoes. Add 1 tsp of Mrs Dash.
- Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium and cook until potatoes are tender.
- Meanwhile, cook remaining bacon; drain and crumble.
- Add corn, bacon and shrimp and cook until the shrimp are opaque.
- Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
- Stir in evaporated milk.
- Stir in light cream.
- Stir in milk (depending upon how thick you like your chowders, you may add more or less milk at this point).
- Add 2 tsp Mrs Dash.
- Reheat soup to just boiling, but do not boil.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Remove from heat and cool.
- Refrigerate overnight and slowly reheat to serve.