Citrus Shrimp Chowder

Monica H


Very good flavors together; this makes for one hearty and warming soup! Tastes like a classic chowder with a twist of refreshing citrus. :)


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5 Min
20 Min


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  • 1/2 c
    fully cooked small shrimp (i used frozen bagged shrimp)
  • 1
    small orange
  • 1 Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • 1 c
    corn kernels
  • 2 Tbsp
    unsalted butter
  • 1 c
    half and half
  • 2 Tbsp
  • ·
    salt to taste
  • 1-2
    fresh chopped basil leaves

How to Make Citrus Shrimp Chowder


  1. Wash shrimp and add to pot with water. Cut orange in half, squeeze it out into the water and add the rinds as well. Squeeze in lemon juice.
  2. Bring to a boil and then lower to a simmer. Add corn and butter. Simmer until corn is tender.
  3. Turn off heat. Strain out most of the water. Remove orange but don't discard. Remove half of the corn and shrimp into separate bowl. Roughly mash the other half in the pot with the remainder of the water.
  4. Return shrimp and corn to pot. Add half and half. Bring to almost a simmer and add cornstarch, stirring away the lumps. Now taste and add salt to your liking. After about 3-4 minutes, turn off heat, cover and let stand for 5 minutes to thicken.
  5. When serving, squeeze what's left of the oranges on top of chowder, and garnish with fresh basil!

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