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    Simple Shrimp Chowder

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    40 mins

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    HeatherFeather's Note:

    A recipe adapted from a 1992 issue of Woman's Day. This recipe was from an article on family recipe traditions during the holidays. The person who shared this recipe said this was a recipe her family makes for Christmas Eve. You might also want to make a few extra shrimp to use whole as a garnish on top of each bowl.

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    1. 1
      Saute onions in butter in a large skillet until tender, about 5 minutes or so.
    2. 2
      Add water and bring to a boil.
    3. 3
      Add shrimp and cook 3-5 minutes, or until no longer translucent in center(be careful not to overcook them).
    4. 4
      Remove shrimp and place in a covered bowl.
    5. 5
      Add potatoes to the same pan, and season with salt & pepper to taste.
    6. 6
      Simmer for about 4-6 minutes, stirring as needed, until potatoes are tender.
    7. 7
      Add milk and half and half and bring to just a boil, stirring occasionally.
    8. 8
      Once it just comes to the boil, remove from heat and stir in the cheese until melted.
    9. 9
      Add shrimp back to the pot along with parsley, reserving a small portion of the parsley for garnishing if desired.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 25, 2006


      This was wonderfully appealing and tasted marvelous. It is perhaps thinner than other chowders but is just fine as is because of all the vegetables and shrimp. I took some other reviewers' suggestions to heart and made my own hashbrowns by cubing and parboiling some potatoes, setting some aside to be fried for a garnish. I used skim and evaporated milk and fish stock made from shrimp shells rather than the water. I can appreciate why this is your friend's Christmas Eve tradition, Heather.

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    • on February 02, 2011


      Other than using regular potatoes, I went by the recipe and had very good results. My DH had 2 bowls and asked for the leftovers for lunch at work! Even my DS and DD loved it, which makes it a winner for my family! It's now in my favorites folder waiting to be made again!

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    • on September 24, 2005


      This was soooo delicious! I love white clam chowder and when I saw this recipe using shrimp I had to try it. So glad I did!! We all love shrimp. Followed the recipe exactly and it was awesome. Thanks HeatherFeather

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    Nutritional Facts for Simple Shrimp Chowder

    Serving Size: 1 (278 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 10

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 232.1
    Calories from Fat 107
    Total Fat 11.9 g
    Saturated Fat 7.1 g
    Cholesterol 93.3 mg
    Sodium 765.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 17.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.0 g
    Sugars 0.4 g
    Protein 14.0 g

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