So two weekends ago the weather was bitter cold, icy and snowy forcing us inside on the treadmill for a 7.5 mile long run. This weekend was a huge flip... so beautiful outside and although part of our 9 mile training run was tough it was just so good to be soaking up some sunshine. After brunch with my parents (you know, had to eat back all those calories I had burned!) we pretty well spent the rest of the day outside. We tried to just enjoy every last minute of warmth and no jackets that we could because this week we are back on a roller coaster of temperatures.
While I love having the break from the cold since it certainly helps improve my mood, I'm not loving the sniffly noses and scratchy throats. Just when we get adjusted everything goes and flips around on us.
My cure for these ailments? Soups! Stews!! Chowders!! Whether warm or cold I could eat soup every day. And when your throat is feeling yucky? Nothing is more soothing or easier to eat.
The added benefit of this Cajun Corn Chowder is the bit of spice! Will totally clear up any stuffy noses. Make some of this super easy chowder for dinner and everyone will be feeling back to their best in no time!
Slow Cooker Cajun Corn and Shrimp Chowder
- 16 oz bag frozen sweet corn
- ½ pound red baby potatoes
- ¼ cup flour
- 1 ½ teaspoons cajun seasoning
- 4 cups chicken broth
- ½ cup heavy cream for later
- 12 oz shrimp small peeled deveined and tail-off (for later)
- salt and pepper to taste
- Wash and dice potatoes into bite sized chunks
- Add potatoes and corn to slow cooker and toss to coat with flour
- Add cajun seasoning and broth
- Cover and cook on high for 2-3 hours or low for 4-6
- Switch slow cooker to high
- Add cream and shrimp
- Cook for another 30-60 minutes until shrimp is cooked through and pink
- Add salt and pepper to taste and serve
We didn’t have small shrimp. Could you use cooked salad shrimp?
Sure! If cooked add them in at the end, just long enough to heat through.
Do I need to thaw out frozen shrimp before putting in the crockpot?
Yes, I would recommend thawed shrimp.
How long would you say this could last frozen? Have you tried purreing it?
Generally foods that are frozen in airtight containers can keep for up to 3 months. I haven't tried pureeing it but I think a small amount would work well to thicken.
Lauren Foster says
could i trade the potatoes for rice? My boyfriend and I had a similar recipe for dinner the other night and we added rice and he loved it. If i did add rice instead of potatoes how would it change the recipe
I'd cook it separately and serve the soup with a scoop of rice added.
I really like this recipe however it says peel off the tails and save for later. but it doesn't say what to do with them later? I just as soon leave the tails on peeled of course
Hi Dave! Sorry it didn't make sense. You just purchase peeled, deveined and tail-off shrimp. For later was referencing that you will add it later in the recipe so that it doesn't overcook. Hope that helps!
Regan Jean says
Si je peux poser une 'ti' question: tu viens d'où? Après avoir vécu dans le sud de la Louisiane et à faire et à manger de la cuisine Cajun pour des quarantaine ans, j'ai peur de ne me rappeler de rien dans les recettes de mes grands-parents.
Simple question: where are you from? After living in South Louisiana and both cooking and eating Cajun food for decades, I fear I can remember no chowders amongst my grandparents' recipes.
Hi Regan. The cajun in this recipe is referring to the spice/flavor rather than the region. I'm from the midwest so no authentic experience with Cajun cooking for me :).
Regan, merci pour ça. Je suis cadien de le sud de la Louisiane et j'ai (Je n'ai) jamais entendu de ça icitte. Le piment rouge et le Tabasco (ne) font pas le manger (la nourriture) "cadien."
Could I use 1/2 cup of milk instead of heavy cream?
yes, just keep in mind the soup will be thinner and not as rich tasting.
can you toss the veggies with cornstarch instead of flour?
Yes, I think swapping those out should work.