Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Shrimp Chowder

After the icing extravaganza of 2009 (by the way Lucy, I took pictures but didn't have time to upload them..so tomorrow..be prepared!), I managed to throw together a dinner as well.

We had Quick Shrimp Chowder. It was ridiculously fast (hence the name...duh), easy, and so yummy! Great dinner for a chilly evening on the couch under the electric blanket. And it was very WW friendly. The entire recipe serves 12...I only made 1/2...and then was able to eat a 1/4 of that for only 6 points. Did you follow that?? Hm. If not, just know it's healthy and yum!

I've been finding my recipes lately on My Recipes, a division of Southern Living. It's easy to search by ratings...so we always make 5 star meals :) It's been a yummy couple of weeks. They also feature recipes from Cooking Light which is always a plus!

So here's the recipe! Enjoy

Yield

Makes 12 cups

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 (10 3/4-ounce) cans cream of potato soup, undiluted
  • 3 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds medium-size fresh shrimp, peeled*
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • Garnish: chopped fresh parsley
  • Oyster crackers (optional)

Preparation

Melt butter in a Dutch oven over medium heat; add onion, and sauté 8 minutes or until tender. Stir in cream of potato soup, milk, and pepper; bring to a boil. Add shrimp; reduce heat, and simmer, stirring often, 5 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink. Stir in cheese until melted. Garnish, if desired. Serve immediately. Serve with oyster crackers, if desired.

*1 1/2 pounds frozen shrimp, thawed; 1 1/2 pounds peeled crawfish tails; or 3 cups chopped cooked chicken may be substituted.

11 comments:

Shaina said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm this looks delish!!!!

Lindsey said...

Oh yummy!!! I just ate buty ou are making me hungry again, haha!=)

The Northerner said...

that sounds sooo good!

Lucy Marie said...

Yum yum yum. I want this right now. I love me some shrimps.

Tasha said...

That sounds heavenly! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Dollface said...

this sounds delish and too fatty for me... :( boooooo but thanks for sharing!!! youre the best! xxxoo

The Neffs said...

Sounds yummy! I heart shrimp! But my hubby is allergic, so I'll have to make it on a night that he's out. Needless to day we discovered his allergy on our 1st Wedding anniversary! Oh my what a story!!

Kristin said...

I'm all over chowder anything. Sounds so delish!

Brittany Ann said...

Delish! I'm making this one!

Adorably Distracted... said...

Sounds so good!!! I love seafood!

Kristen said...

oh sounds so delicious!!!! Thanks for sharing!