Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Shrimp and Sausage Corn Chowder Recipe from The Busy Mom's Cookbook by Antonia Lofaso

Sep 24, 2012

Shrimp and Sausage Corn Chowder Recipe from The Busy Mom's Cookbook by Antonia Lofaso

Thick and creamy, this hearty shrimp, sausage and corn chowder is loaded with peppers, onion and has tons of flavor! This comfort food soup is easy enough to make for a weeknight dinner and leftovers are so tasty!


Shrimp and Sausage Corn Chowder


Two bowls of chowder with two spoons

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Soup pot of chowder


I was super excited when I saw Antonia Lofaso's new cookbook, The Busy Mom's Cookbook, on the new release non-fiction section of my local library's website. 

I had to request it right away, and was so excited to check out all of the recipes once I brought it home. 

She was one of my absolute favorites on Top Chef! This cookbook has tons of good recipes and they all seem really easy to make. 

I wish there were more pictures along with the recipes, but it's still great!

This recipe for Shrimp and Sausage Corn Chowder immediately caught me eye. 

The flavors sounded great, and I've been wanting to try some new and different soup recipes. 

Even better, I had all of the ingredients at home, so it was a no-brainer! It's not the most pretty soup, but it definitely makes up for it in flavor.

I really liked how quick and easy it was to make too. This will be added into our menu on a regular basis!


Chowder with hand and spoon


What are the ingredients in this recipe?

  • All purpose flour: It's a combination of hard and soft wheats. Bleached flour provides a softer texture. It's versatile and you can bake most anything with it!
  • Bell pepper: The bell pepper comes in different colors including red, yellow, orange, green, white, and purple. Red peppers have the most nutrition, because they've been on the vine longest. Green peppers are harvested earlier, before they have a chance to turn yellow, orange, and then red. Red bell peppers have almost 11 times more beta-carotene and 1.5 times more vitamin C than green.
  • Onion: The onion is a vegetable that is the most widely cultivated species of the genus Allium. It's relatives include the garlic, shallot, leek, and chive. Onions contain antioxidants, red onions have the highest antioxidant amount.  Onions produce the chemical irritant known as syn-propanethial-S-oxide. This irritant floats up from the chopped onion and causes tears. Chill the onion prior to chopping to reduce irritation. 
  • Butter: A dairy product consisting of approximately 80% butterfat and made from the fat and protein components of milk or cream. Most commonly made from cow's milk, but can also be made from sheep, goat, yak, or buffalo milk.
  • Raw shrimp: Shrimp aka prawns are definitely a favorite at our house. They're fast and easy to prepare, budget friendly and delicious. We usually purchase them at Sam's Club for the best value.
  • olive oil
  • ground Italian sausage
  • milk
  • chicken stock
  • corn


Recipe tips:

  • Fresh corn cut from the cob would be the best, but canned and frozen are great during the off season
  • Make sure to use raw shrimp. Cooked shrimp will become rubbery from overcooking in this chowder
  • Do onions make you cry when chopping them? Try chilling them in the refrigerator first


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Spoonful of chowder over the bowl


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This recipe is ready in these steps:

  • In a soup pot, heat the olive oil
  • Add the sausage, green and red peppers, onion
  • Saute, breaking up sausage into bite sized pieces, until sausage is cooked. Reduce heat
  • Add butter to the pan 
  • After the butter is melted, stir in the flour
  • Continue stirring for another minute
  • Pour in the milk and chicken stock, stir well and bring to a simmer
  • Reduce heat, and allow chowder to thicken
  • Stir in corn and let chowder simmer
  • Add shrimp and simmer until shrimp is pink 
  • Remove from heat and serve


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Shrimp and Sausage Corn Chowder
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Shrimp and Sausage Corn Chowder

Yield: 6 servings
Author: Hot Eats and Cool Reads
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 45 MinTotal time: 55 Min

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound ground Italian sausage
  • 1 small green bell pepper, cored, seeded and diced
  • 1 small red bell pepper, cored, seeded and diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 2 cups fresh, canned or thawed frozen corn
  • 1 pound raw shrimp, peeled and deveined, chopped in thirds
  • salt and pepper, if desired

Instructions

  1. In a large sauce pot, heat the olive oil on medium high. 
  2. Add the sausage, green and red peppers, and onion.
  3. Saute, breaking up sausage into bite sized pieces, until sausage is cooked through. Reduce heat to medium.
  4. Add butter to the pan. 
  5. After the butter is melted, stir in the flour. 
  6. There should be enough liquid in the pan for the flour to be completely incorporated. 
  7. Continue stirring for another minute.
  8. Pour in the milk and chicken stock, stir well and bring to a simmer. 
  9. Reduce heat to medium low, and allow chowder to thicken for about 4-5 minutes. 
  10. Stir in corn and let chowder simmer for 15-20 minutes. 
  11. Add shrimp and simmer for about 3-4 minutes or until shrimp is pink and curls into itself. 
  12. Add salt and pepper, if needed.
  13. Remove from heat and serve
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Ladle of chowder with text


15 comments:

  1. This sounds great, Sheena! Soup is one of my absolute favorite foods - pinned it :)

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    1. Soup is my favorite too!! Thanks so much for pinning. You will love this one!

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  2. Wow- looks really good.

    Absolutely love it if you could link up this (and a couple other recipes) to Wonderful Food Wednesday at http://www.athometake2.com.

    Hope to see you there!
    Jessica @ At Home Take 2

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  3. Sheena,
    Your Chowder has me drooling, I love Chowder and this looks delicious! Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  4. Awesome chowder!

    New follower from Six Sisters. Love for you to stop by and return the follow when you can ;) I am hosting Moms Monday Mingle tomorrow evening. Love for you to stop by and link up.
    Julie @ Naptime Review
    www.thenaptimereview.com

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by! Just started following you via GFC! :)

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  5. Sheena,
    My hubby will love this recipe. He's the shrimp eater in the family. I'll have to make this just for him. Thanks for sharing :)

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  6. Thanks so much for sharing this on Manic Monday. It looks delish!!

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  7. I've made this soup once and it was delicious. I'd like to make it this weekend, but I want to add potatoes to it (for a true "chowder" experience). When do you think I should add the cubed potatoes?

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    1. I think if the potatoes are cut into small cubes, they should cook through adding them in with the corn! Thanks for stopping by! :)

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    2. Thanks! Good option.

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