Roasted Corn Chowder with Shrimp

This is tasty, tasty, tasty. I am sure it will become your new “favourite chowder” of all time.


  • 4 tbsp. room temperature butter
  • 2 tbsp. flour
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 3 celery stalks, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 2 large red peppers, roasted, seeded and chopped
  • 2 x 15 oz. cans creamed corn
  • 3 corn on cob, roasted, kernals removed
  • 2 x 14 oz. containers of chicken broth
  • 1 – 1  1/2 cups whipping cream
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1 pound uncooked shrimp, peeled, deveined and coarsely chopped
  • 5 tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
  • 4 slices of bacon, cooked crisp and chopped

Mix together the flour and butter in a small bowl and set aside.

Finely chop the onion and celery in a processor. Melt 2 tbsp. of butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion-celery mixture and the peppers, saute until soft, about 5-6 minutes.

Add the creamed corn, freshly roasted corn kernals, broth, cream, sugar and cayenne pepper. Bring to a boil and reduce heat. Whisk in the flour-butter mixture and simmer for 12-15 minutes to blend all the flavours.

Add the shrimp and 3 tbsp. of the chopped cilantro and simmer until the shrimp are cooked through (about 5 minutes longer. Season lightly with salt and pepper.

Ladle into large soup bowls, sprinkle the remaining cilantro and chopped crisp bacon.

Only thing needed now is a glass of chilled white wine. YUM!



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